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The China Mail.

Hongkong, Monday, October 16, 1933.

No. 28,548
Page 7


Efficient Display By St. Andrew's Troop.

   The 1st Kowloon (St. Andrew's) Troop of Scouts held their thirteenth annual "At Home" in the St. Andrew's Church grounds on Saturday afternoon, when a large number of parents, friends, old scouts and representatives of the local Scout Troops attended.
   Those present included the Scout Commissioner, the Rev. G.T.Waldegrave, representatives from the Sea Scouts, 1st Hong Kong Troop, (St. Joseph's College), the Kowloon Scottish, the 12th Hong Kong Troop and the local Japanese scouts.
   Tea and refreshments were served during the afternoon.
   The Scouts led by Mr. R.Dormer, their Scoutmaster, showed a thorough knowledge of scout work and won applause for their efficiency.
   Special praise is due to the clever construction of a suspension bridge made from scout poles and bamboo, over which a load of about 500 lbs. was carried to demonstrate its strength.
   Other interesting items included First Aid tests, Signalling, Tent pitching, Life Saving from high buildings, and the camp chorus.
   At the conclusion of the programme bronze medallions were presented to Scouts Mackay and Bond, for passing the examinations of the Royal Life Saving Society.
   The St. Andrew's Troop are the favourites in the contest for the Prince of Wales' Banner, having obtained second place in the first Competition Rally, and tied for first place with the 10th Hong Kong Troop at the second Rally held at Saiwanho last week.
   The Competition Camp, which will be held next week, will decide the winner of the banner.

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