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The China Mail.

Hongkong, Saturday, July 17, 1926.

No. 19,855
Page 1


Challenge Cup Presented for Annual Competition.

   The No. 6 Hongkong (Ellis Kadoorie School) Troop of Boy Scouts gathered at the School hall at Sookumpoo yesterday afternoon to welcome Sir Henry Gollan, the Chief Justice, who has shewn a keen interest in the movement by presenting a challenge cup for inter patrol competition annually.
   In the awarding of the cup to the winning patrol, special attention will be paid to efficiency, attendance and conduct.
   Sir Henry Gollan was met at the School gate by a guard of honour and proceeded to inspect the Troop. He then visited the Troop room and signed his name in the book.
   The party, which consisted of the Hon. Mr. A.E.Wood (Director of Education), Mr. F.J. de Rome (Headmaster), the Rev. G.T.Waldegrave (Scout Commissioner), Scoutmaster T.K.S.Leung, Assistant Scoutmaster Yu, and masters of the School, adjourned with Sir Henry to the hall where the Scouts gave a display in signalling and ambulance work.

   Mr. de Rome thanked Sir Henry Gollan for his attendance and interest in the Troop and spoke to the Scouts on the value of maintaining the efficiency of the Troop. Sir Henry Gollan then addressed the gathering and presented the challenge cup. This was followed by a short speech by the Scoutmaster. The Scout Commissioner in a speech traced the history of the Troop, which was a good one, and commented on the Scout movement which was not only local but worldwide.
   The various speeches were interpreted by Mr. K.S.Lam, who has just retired from the Scoutmastership of the Troop after several years' good service.
   Cheers were then called for and the gathering dispersed after the singing of the British and Chinese national anthems.

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