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1920's
photoReorganize Scout Movement after the war

One of the founders of the 1st Hong Kong Group, Lt. Col. F.J.Bowen returned to Hong Kong in 1920 and reorganized The Boy Scouts Association, Hong Kong Branch.

1st Scout Rally after the war

The reorganized The Boy Scouts Association, Hong Kong Branch held its first Scout Rally at the Murray Parade Ground at Garden Road (now Cheung Kong Center) on 8 January 1921.

1st Prince of Wales Banner Competition

photoDuring his visit to Hong Kong on 6 April 1922, the then Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII and after abdication the Duke of Windsor) presented his Banner bearing his own Coat of Arms to the Hong Kong Scouts as trophy for the winner of Colony-wide scout competition. The 1st Prince of Wales Banner Competition was held in 1923.

Activity places

  • Seamen's Institute
    There was no permanent activity place for The Boy Scouts Association, Hong Kong Branch at that time. The rooms of old government building were temporarily used as office. Some regularly activities were held at the then Seamen's Institute (now Harcourt Building in Wan Chai).

  • 1st Campsite ---- Chai Wan Campsite
    photoThe first permanent campsite for Hong Kong Scouts was in Chaiwan where the Chaiwan Public Park is now situated. It was purchased by The Boy Scouts Association, Hong Kong Branch at a cost of HK$16,000. The Chai Wan Campsite was officially opened in 1929.

Attend the 1st International event

In 1929, leaders from Hong Kong attended the 3rd World Jamboree at Arrow Park in Birkenhead, West England. It was the first International event attended by Hong Kong Scouts.


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