Hongkong Daily Press.
Hongkong, Saturday, September 29th, 1928.
H.K. 25TH BOY SCOUT TROOP.
THEIR PRESIDENT ENTERTAINED.
SCOUTCRAFT A BOND BETWEEN NATIONS.
Mr. Leo Ping Chuen, Secretary of the Instone Banking Corporation, Ltd., who has recently been elected President of the 25th (Hong Kong) troop Boy Scouts was entertained by a large gathering last night at All Saints' Church Kowloon. Amount those present were Mr. and Mrs. Flank Short, the Rev. H.R.Wells and the Rev. G.T.Waldegrave. In thanking those present for the honour accorded him Mr. Leo said:
Gentlemen- I beg to thank you for this reception which you have accorded me on the occasion of my appointment as the President 25th (Hong Kong) troop of Boy Scouts for which honourable position I am acutely conscious of my unworthiness. Boy Scouts are important to all countries in helping international friendship, and scouting is a way of bettering one's health, and for these reasons I take up the appointment notwithstanding my inability. Since the first troop of Boy Scouts was founded in London by Lieutenant General, Sir Baden Powell the movement has spread throughout the world and proved itself an idea in which all nations can unite. In Hong Kong there are more than thirty troops now in existence. This 25th troop has been trained for less than a year and all must concede that the result is very successful.
Probably the main credit is due to the cooperation of the officers but the rank and file deserve their share of praise. The 25th Troop is recruited from the Yuek Chee College and though there are more than seven hundred private and public Schools in Hong Kong and Kowloon, Yueh Chee College has the greatest number of pupils - about nine hundred. I wish this College great success, and sincerely hope that all the boys will try their best and that their troop will be one of the foremost troops in maintaining the true ideal of Scoutcraft. (Applause.) Subsequently the Rev. G.T.Waldegrave, Scout Commissioner, presented badges to the successful candidates in recent Scout tests.