Hongkong Daily Press.
Hongkong, Friday, February 1, 1935.
Canton To Hong Kong
Despite stormy weather and the chilly North wind, an adventurous, band of nine Rover scouts of the 101st Canton Troop, started at 8 a.m. on January 27, from Tai Sha Tou, the Canton terminus of the Kowloon Canton Railway, on a hike to Hong Kong striding the rails.
Led by Scoutmaster Lee Chiu Shue, a veteran camper well versed in scoutcraft, the intrepid hikers covered 186 kilometers, the entire length of the K.C.R. in 28 walking hours. The party stopped over at Sen Chun, Shueng Ping, and Sum Chun Stations for the nights. On the 30th making a detour of the Shatin Tunnel along the Taipo Shatin motor road, the Canton scouts ended their walk at 3 p.m. when they were formally welcomed by about forty local scout officials and scouts at the Kowloon Railway Station.
That the hike on the whole was a huge success speaks volumes for the perseverance and the esprit des corps shown by the visiting youths. "Everything went smoothly" was the laconic response of Scoutmaster Lee when pressed to relate their experience.
The Hong Kong Boy Scout Association held a camp fire yesterday at 5 p.m. as a reception for the visitors, who are the guests of the staff of Yingto College, Gough Street, during their stay in Victoria. The youthful hikers will leave for Canton on February 2 by the night boat.