Hongkong Sunday Herald.
Hongkong, Sunday, May 31, 1931.
Vol. VIII. No. 379.
HONG KONG SCOUTS.
Deep Interest in Local Movement.
"Scouting is a game and not a science, and I fully expect that you all know that a game worth playing is worth while playing well," declared the Chief Scout of Hong Kong (H.E. Sir William Peel, K.C.M.G., K.B.E.) in addressing the local Boy Scouts' and Wolf Cubs' Associations, after he had inspected the parade in the grounds of Government House yesterday afternoon. His Excellency laid stress on the importance of the movement, and stated that its inception was a genius.
On arrival of the Chief Scout, who was accompanied by Capt. Coltman, A.D.C., the Wolf Cubs gave their grand howl, whilst the Scouts stood at the alert. After the inspection, His Excellency presented H.R.H. the Prince of Wales' Banner to the winners of the competition - the 13th Hong Kong Group.
A Letter of Commendation from the Chief Scout of the World (Lord Baden Powell), was next presented to Scout Joseph Gecks, of the Murray Group.
Addressing the gathering Iater, the Chief Scout of Hong Kong said that it had given him very great pleasure to inspect the Boy Scouts and Wolf Cubs. He congratulated the 13th Hong Kong troop on winning the banner. When he was first appointed as Governor of Hong Kong, some fifteen months ago, his pleasure was further enhanced by the fact that he was to be the Chief Scout of the Colony. Although he did not take a very active part in the association, he always took a very deep interest in the work of the movement.
The inception of the movement was a genius, and must surely have passed all expectations of Lord Baden Powell, as an incentive.
Thanks to Local Chief.
The Hon. Dr. R.H.Kotewall, C.M.G., LL.D. (President) expressed a few well chosen words of thanks to His Excellency for his kindness in inspecting the parade, and went on to say that Sir William had also shown keen interest in the welfare of the association. The speaker then called upon the Scouts and Cubs to give three cheers to the Chief Scout, and this was responded to most heartily.