The China Mail.
Hongkong, Monday, October 2, 1933.
SCOUTS AND GUIDES ENTERTAINED
Chief Scout's Party At Mountain Lodge.
NEARLY 500 GUESTS
Mountain Lodge was the scene, on Saturday afternoon, of a pleasant ceremony, when His Excellency the Governor, Sir William Peel, Chief of Hong Kong, and Lady Peel, Chief Guide, entertained nearly 500 Boy Scouts and Girl Guides to tea and games.
The troops attending were:-
Guides: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Hong Kong Companies; 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th Kowloon Companies; Scouts: 1st Hong Kong (Sea Scouts), 1st H.K. (St. Joseph’s), 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 10th, 12th, 14th, 15th, 17th Hong Kong; 1st, 5th and 9th Kowloon; Cubs: 1st, 8th and 9th Kowloon Packs, and the Peak Pack.
H.E. the Chief Scout and Lady Peel were escorted to the parade by the Hong Kong Commissioner and Deputy Camp Chief (Rev. G.T.Waldegrave) and the Rev. N.V.Halward M.C., Assistant Commissioner. The Guides were under the charge of Mrs. Anderson.
In welcoming the Scouts and Guides, Sir William remarked humorously that a Scout promised to do one good turn a day and he was going to perform his good deed by not inflicting a speech upon the parade. He reminded them of the need for service and to live unselfish lives.
His Excellency congratulated the parade on their smart turnout, and expressed the hope that all present would have a good time that afternoon, and would come again next year. (Applause).
Tea and Games.
A picnic tea followed, during which the Scouters, Cubbers and Guide officers were introduced to H.E. the Lady Peel. After tea all troops, packs and companies indulged in their own games, in which Sir William and Lady Peel took a keen interest.
At the close of the afternoon the parade resumed formation and the Commissioner thanked His Excellency and Lady Peel and called upon the Scouts and Guides to show their appreciation of the afternoon's entertainment, which was responded to with a will.