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Hongkong Daily Press.

Hongkong, Monday, April 24, 1939.

No. 25163

Page 7


Hongkong Scouts Honour St. George

   On Saturday afternoon approximately 700 members of the Hongkong and Kowloon Boy Scouts gathered at the Diocesan Boys' School ground and staged a Rally for the Prince of Wales' Banner. The activities of the afternoon were in honour of the Scouts' Patron Saint, St. George, whose anniversary was celebrated on Sunday.
   Deputy Commissioner C.Champkin led the English speaking members in a renewal of their Scout Promise, and District Scout Commissioner F.H.Chan performed the same for the Chinese boys.
   His Excellency the Governor, Sir Geoffry Northcote, and Mr. E.Cock, President of the Association, inspected the troops and joined in the singing of the National Anthem.


   In a short speech to the Scouts, His Excellency thanked them for their invitation, commended them on their splendid showing and their work with refugees in the past months. Presented to the 18th Hongkong (Cheung Chau) Troop by the Governor was a Special Certificate of Commendation for the excellent work performed at a fire on the Cheung Chau Island, last year.
   With best wishes and expressing the desire to see another meeting in the near future, the Governor with his A.D.C., Captain S.H.Batty Smith, left the school ground.


   Troops assembled included the new Tai Po Tsai Troop attending their first Rally.
   Troops who competed were 1st H.K. Sea Scouts, 1st H.K. St. Joseph's College, 2nd H.K. Cathedral (Catholic), 7th H.K. King's College, 10th H.K. St. Paul's College, 12th H.K. Queen's College, 13th H.K. Central Chinese, 15th H.K. Wah Yan College, 1st K. St. Andrew's Church, 4th K. Garrison, 5th K. Roving Fifth, 6th K. Diocesan Boys' College, 8th K. Shamshuipo, 11th K. Wah Yan College, 13th K. St. Teresa's Church, 15th K. Mong Kok, 16th Kowloon City, 17th K. La Salle College, 19th K. Tai Po Tsai Village, 20th K. Yiu Yeung School and 21st K. Young Men Christian Association.


   The Scouters who received Warrants were:
   Chang Chung Yan, R.Ashton Hill and Yung Wing Tung, Group Scoutmasters; E.G.Stewart, G.S.P.Heywood and Andrew Wan, Rover Scout Leaders; Lee Ching Iu and Kwok Ping Cheung, Asst. Rover Scout Leaders; Wong Tsz Shing, Cheng Tze Chau, Ralph Dorner, Chan Kwei Cheung and Faria, Scoutmasters; Robert Maycock, Lo Chi Ping, Wong Kam Pun, H.V.H. St. Burnett Lesson, L.C.Millington, R.J.Leonard, Lai Kim Hung and Lam Po Wah, Asst. Scoutmasters; N.F.F.S.Nolde and Yeung Sui Yee (Miss), Cubmasters.
   The first half of the Competition for the Prince of Wales Banner resulted as follows:
   1. St. Andrew's Church, 169 points out of 200.
   2. Diocesan Boys' School, 164 points.
   3. Shamshuipo, 163 points.

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