Hongkong Daily Press.
Hongkong, Friday, August 2, 1929.
SCENES AT SCOUTS' JAMBOREE.
AN UNPARALLELED OVATION.
PRINCE TO ATTEND.
BIRKENHEAD, July 31.
The rain ceased and the sun shone when the Duke of Connaught, wearing Scout garb, and General Baden Powell entered the Royal Box, at the Scouts' Jamboree at Arrowe Park, Birkenhead, the massed bands of Irish and Scottish pipers playing the National Anthem.
After the Duke had declared the Jamboree open, General Baden Powell sounded the scout rally call, on the historic "kudoo" horn which he captured from a Zulu chief in one of the Zulu wars.
The immense roar of the scouts, following the rally, electrified the concourse of spectators, who rose and stood bareheaded, as a tribute to an unparalleled ovation. Then began the great "march past."
Prince to Attend.
LONDON, Aug. 1
Despite a gale and torrential rain this morning it was stated at York House that the Prince of Wales would carry out his intention to fly this afternoon to the Jamboree at Birkenhead, from Hendon.