The China Mail.
Hongkong, Friday, July 24, 1931.
Official Film Shown to Local Scouts.
LARGE CROWD PRESENT.
A silent film, containing official records of the Boy Scouts World Jamboree held at Arrowe Park in August 1929, was screened in the hall of the Chinese Y.M.C.A. last night. There was a large crowd of Boy Scouts and Cubs present, and they showed their appreciation by lusty cheering.
The Rev. G.T.Waldegrave (Local Commissioner) said that Hong Kong was very lucky to get the film, as it had come from Malaya, and would be forwarded from here to Southern Rhodesia. Shanghai would not see it, and so Hong Kong was one up on them! (Laughter).
The film gave a very interesting survey of the Scout movement which started in 1908. At the World Jamboree 50,000 Scouts, of all nations, attended, and the Prince of Wales slept a night under canvas. The camp was visited by many prominent officials, including General C.G.Dawes, of America. The Rolls Royce, called "The Jam Roll" which was presented to Lord Baden Powell (the Chief Scout of the World) was also depicted. The marches past were most impressive.
The film is being shown again tonight at 9.15 o'clock.