The Hongkong Telegraph.
Monday, April 22, 1935.
SCOUTS WALK TO CANTON
DO TRIP IN LESS THAN FOUR DAYS
A party of Scouts from the 1st. Hongkong (St. Joseph's) Troop arrived in Hongkong last evening by the steamer Fatshan from Canton, having walked from Hongkong to Canton in three and three quarter days.
The party comprised nine Scouts in charged of District Scoutmaster Quah Cheow cheang and Assistant Scoutmaster M.G.Lenz, with two school teachers, making a total of thirteen.
Starting on Wednesday, April 17, in the afternoon, the party took train to Shum Chun, and began their long trek from there. They set off from Shum Chun at 3 p.m. and did eight miles on the first day, camping at 6 p.m. at Li Long station. On the second day, they set off again at 6.30 a.m. and did 28 miles, reaching Sheung Ping, and on the third day they did another 28 miles, camping at Sha Po. They reached Canton on Saturday at about 5.30 p.m. On the first two days they were favoured with bright sunny weather, but the last two days were covered in continuous drizzle.
The party were warmly welcomed on arrival at Canton by the Canton Scouts, and were housed at the Canton Scouts Training Centre. They left yesterday afternoon by the steamer Fatshan, being given a rousing send off by the Canton Scouts, and arrived in Hongkong last night.
All the members of the party were in high spirits after their long trek, and their only complaint was of having been troubled by mosquitoes at night. At Sha Po they were provided with a guard of Chinese soldiers at night, as a precaution against bandits. They were profuse in praise of the hospitality extended to them by the Canton Scouts.