Hongkong Daily Press.
Hongkong, Thursday, July 8, 1937.
Page 1 & 16
BIG YEAR FOR BOY SCOUTS
World Jamboree In Holland
Two great events' which will go down in the annals of International Scouting are to take place this summer.
The first event, which takes place this month, is the American Scouts Silver Jubilee Jamboree at Washington, which although a National celebration tends to the International aspect by having representatives of several foreign countries present, Great Britain is sending a contingent of 54.
The second event is the World Scout Jamboree which takes place in Holland in August. A World Jamboree is held every four years, to bring together Scouts from all corners of the earth. The Scouts gather in one huge camp, there is no distinction whatsoever; it is a camp which breeds the spirit of world peace, 8,000 will represent the British Empire.
U komt? is the slogan of the Dutch Boy Scouts who are preparing for the World Jamboree to be held during the first two weeks in August, near the picturesque village of Vogelensang, Bloemendaal, Holland. The catchy slogan, which means "Are you coming?" in English, adorns thousands of posters, pamphlets, and advertising matter by which the Dutch Boy Scouts are inviting the public to see one of the world's greatest camps.
"Are you coming to the World Jamboree?" is equally as popular among the British Scouts when they meet at the various Scout events and gatherings all over the country.
Twenty five thousand Scouts from all parts of the world will be taking part in the Jamboree - all ambassadors of goodwill - representing 2 1/2 million Boy Scouts in 49 countries.
EIGHT SPECIAL SHIPS
Eight special boats have been chartered by the Boy Scouts Association for the transport of the Scouts to Holland.
Two ships belonging to the General Steamship Navigation Company, will leave Tilbury on Friday, 30th July, at 8.30 a.m. and 9.30 a.m. respectively, carrying approximately 1,100 Scouts in each.
Two ships, belonging to the General Steamship Navigation Company, will leave Great Yarmouth on Friday, 30th July, at 5 a.m. and 6.45 a.m. respectively, carrying approximately 700 Scouts in each.
Two ships, belonging to the Southern Railway, will leave Dover on Friday, 30th July, at 11 p.m. and 11.40 p.m. respectively, carrying approximately 1,100 Scouts in each.
Two ships, being arranged for by the L.N.E.R., will leave Harwich, one on Thursday, 29th July, at 11 p.m., and one Friday, 30th July, at 8 a.m., carrying approximately 1,000 Scouts in each.
The four railway companies have given the organisers every assistance and have arranged special trains from all parts of England. To distinguish the trains they have been given names and numbers. The time schedules are not yet definite.
SCOUTS' POCKET MONEY
Scouts have been advised to Bank their pocket money, which can be drawn out from the Jamboree Bank in Holland. Messrs. R.Mees and Zoonen are the official bankers at the Jamboree.
The National Provincial Bank in England, the Royal Bank of Scotland in Scotland, the Munster and Leinster Bank of Ireland in Ireland for the Irish Free State and Ulster Bank in Northern Ireland, are prepared to receive money, and a paying in form to be used by Scoutmasters is in course of preparation.
All money must be paid into the English, Scottish and Irish Banks on or before the 18th July. The money paid in will be credited to the Troop on the Scoutmaster calling at the Jamboree Bank.