The Hongkong Telegraph.
Thursday, August 1, 1929.
AMAZING SCENES AT LIVERPOOL.
BOY SCOUT RALLY LEAVES DEEP IMPRESSION.
London, July 31.
Fifty thousand Boy Scouts, representing forty two nations and thirty two parts of the British Empire, gave a big yell of welcome when the Duke of Connaught arrived at Arrowe Park, Birkenhead, to open the International Jamboree.
The day was cold and chilly, and rain fell heavily.
Crowds arrived by ferry boats, motor coaches and private cars, and some even by air, from early morning, and settled round the great arena where, from the Royal box, the Duke of Connaught in the afternoon gave the signal for the show to begin.
The rain ceased and the sun shone when the Duke of Connaught, wearing Scout garb, entered the Royal Box accompanied by Sir Robert Baden Powell, the Massed Bands of the Irish and Scottish Pipers playing the National Anthem after the Duke of Connaught had declared the Jamboree open.
Sir Robert Baden Powell sounded the Scout rally call on an historic Kudoo horn, which Sir Robert captured from a Zulu Chief during one of the Zulu Wars.
The immense roar from the Scouts which followed electrified the vast concourse of spectators, who rose and stood bareheaded in tribute to the unparallelled ovation.
Then began the great march past.- Reuter.