The Hongkong Telegraph.
Monday, September 13, 1937.
TWO PARTIES RETURN FROM EUROPE
Two parties of Chinese boy scouts arrived in Hongkong yesterday on board the Lloyd Triestino liner Conte Biancamano and will go on to Nanking by rail, via Canton and Hankow.
One group of 20, under the leadership of the Rev. Yen Chia-Iin, were China's representatives at the fifth World Jamboree, which was held in Holland at the beginning of August. This was the first occasion on which China sent Scouts.
The other group, composed of three patrols under the Chief Commissioner Professor J.W.Tsang, of the Ministry of Education, Nanking, was the contingent which went to the Italian youth camp on the invitation of the Italian Government.
A party of Italian Scouts, coming out to return the visit, turned back at Singapore owing to the war in China.
At the Jamboree, the Chinese scouts received three awards - for a Lion Dance and displays of Chinese sword fighting and Chinese boxing.