The China Mail.


Hong Kong, Monday, December 9, 1946.

No. 33536.
Page 3

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Boy Scouts Welcome Commissioner

   At the La Salle College playground on Saturday evening approximately 1,000 scouts and scouters gathered to welcome their Colony Commissioner, the Right Rev. Bishop Halward.
   The ceremony began with an inspection and a march past, after which the returning Commissioner declared the campfire open.
   During the evening the boys had an excellent time singing and watching items presented by other groups. The star turn of the evening was given by the Rovers of the 17th Kowloon, led by Mr. F.Loo, who presented a whole broadcast programme.
   Mr. C.C.Quah, Deputy Colony Commissioner, then welcomed Bishop Halward on behalf of those present and congratulated him on his consecration as Assistant Bishop.
   The Commissioner told of his contacts with scouting in America and England and of the good reports which the Chief Scout, Lord Rowallan, had received on the revival of the movement in the Colony.
   He then thanked the Association officers and local scouters for their time and devotion which made this revival possible and reminded all members of the movement to do at least one good turn a day.
   The evening came to a close after some light refreshments and singing by all present of a few selected campfire songs.