The Hongkong Telegraph.
Monday, December 7, 1936.
SCOUTS IN CAMP
COMPETITION FOR PRINCE OF WALES BANNER
An event of great interest to all members of the local branch of the Boy Scouts Association occurred on Saturday, November 28, when His Excellency the Governor and members of the Scout Council paid an official visit to the Association Training Camp at Saiwan.
His Excellency, accompanied by Capt. W.J.R.Cragg, was met at the Jetty (in the absence through sickness of the Colony Commissioner, the Rev. N.V.Halward) by Mr. D.A.Pockson, Assistant Commissioner and Honorary Secretary of the Hongkong Branch, and conducted to the entrance to the Camp, where His Excellency was received by Mr. E.Cock, President of the Branch, and Mr. C.Champkin, Deputy Commissioner. The party proceeded to the Camp Fire circle where members of the Council were assembled to welcome His Excellency. A tour of Rev. Cyril Brown; Mr. M.P.Talati; Mr. H.S.Mok; Mr. F.G.Maunder; Mr. A.J.Lane; and Messrs. C.C.Quah and F.H.Chan, District Scoutmasters for Hongkong and Kowloon.
The following Troops sent competing Patrols to take part in the camp which terminated the following evening: Sea Scouts, 1st., 4th., 7th. and 15th. Hongkong, and 3rd., 4th., 7th., 8th., 11th. and 13th. Kowloon.
Competition was keen and a high standard of camping displayed, the 1st. Hongkong (St. Joseph's College) Troop eventually proving the winner with a total of 190 points out of a possible 200. This completes the competition for the Banner for this year, the Rally having taken place in the spring, when the 1st. Hongkong Sea Scout Troop obtained first place.
The final competition results show the 1st. Hongkong Sea Scout Troop as winner with 363 points out of a possible 400, the 1st. Hongkong (St. Joseph's College) Troop taking second place with 353 points. Inspection of the grounds was then made, conducted by Mr. A.Grad, Assistant Commissioner for Training, and Pay. Comdr. K.M.Lawder, O.B.E., Fleet Scoutmaster of the China Fleet Deep Sea Scout Troop.
The Camp presented a hive of industry, some eleven Patrols of the local Troops having arrived to take part in the competition camp which forms part of the annual competition for the Prince of Wales' Banner. Tents were being created, camp kitchens built, meals prepared, and the hundred and one small details being attended to necessitated by a number of boys pitching camp, while fortunately the weather was ideal for the purpose.
The following members of the Council were present and their thanks are due to the Commodore for kindly conveying the party to and from the Camp by Iaunch:
Rear Admiral S.G.Sedgwick, (Rtd.); Sir Wm. Hornell; Lt. Col. H.B.L.Dowbiggin, O.B.E.; Major C.M.Manners, O.B.E.; Dr. G.I.Shaw;