The China Mail.
Hongkong, Tuesday, April 23, 1935.
SCOUT TREK TO CANTON
RECORD TIME OF 3 3/4 DAYS
A party of Boy Scouts, numbering 13 in all, have just returned from what may be considered a unique experience.
They have just completed a walk from Hong Kong to Canton in the record time of three and three quarter days.
The scouts were representatives of the 1st Hong Kong (St. Joseph's) Troop, and Mr. Quah Cheow-cheang, the District Scoutmaster, and Assistant Scoutmaster M.G.Lenz, were in charge of the party.
Starting on Wednesday, the party entrained to Shum Chun and commenced their long walk from that point. On the first day they covered eight miles, but on the second day they did no less that 28 miles, while on the third day they again walked 28 miles.
A warm welcome awaited them at Canton from the scouts there. They arrived back in the Colony by the s.s. Fatshan yesterday.