The China Mail.


Monday, September 24, 1951.

No. 35006
Page 1 & 10

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SCOUTS BACK FROM JAMBOREE

   Hongkong's Scouts contingent to the world jamboree in Austria returned here this morning by RMS Corfu from England.
   The group of seven Boy Scouts selected to represent the Colony at the jamboree - for the first time since 1912 - were welcomed aboard on their arrival by Rev. T.E. Gover, RN, Acting Colony Scout Commissioner.
   Members of the 35th Kowloon presented to their colleague, Leung Yiu-ko, with a silver ornament to welcome his return.
   Hale and hearty, the Hongkong Scouts expressed their joy to be "Home at last."
   Said 15 year old Ho Shiu-hei, of the 15th Hongkong Troop, who has been awarded the Gilt Cross for Gallantry by Lord Rowallan, Chief Scout, "Of all the places we have visited, Hongkong is the best - clean, neat and modern."
   A Grand Camp Fire will be held on October 6 at St Joseph's College which will be the first official reception to be given to the Hongkong contingent.
   "We will display all our souvenirs which we have collected during our tour," remarked Contingent leader C.H.Hon.

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Return From Jamboree

   The party of Hongkong boy scouts who attended the international jamboree in Austria recently arrived back in the Colony this morning by the RMS Corfu. This group picture, taken by a staff photographer aboard the ship shows (standing) left to right: Ho Shiu-lay, Chan Wing-kai, Chan Tai-wing Assistant Scoutmaster Hon Chi-loy and Lung Tat-shun. Front: Leung Yiu-ko, Yu Pui-kai and Lai Yuk-shu.