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1970's
New Campsitesphoto
  • Tai Tam Campsite
    In 1970's, Tai Tam Campsite was granted to Hong Kong Scouts in exchange for the Chai Wan Campsite at which the area was designated for industrial use. The new Tai Tam Campsite with a sea activities centre was officially opened in September 1972.

  • Scout Training Centre of Hong Kong
    Another piece of land in Tung Tsz, Tai Po was also granted to Hong Kong Scouts and was developed into a Scout Training Centre of Hong Kong (now Tung Tsz Scout Centre) which was formally opened for Scouts use on 9 March 1975.

60th Anniversary of Hong Kong Scouting

photo The 60th Anniversary of Hong Kong Scouting was celebrated by the Diamond Jubilee Jamboree held between 23 and 29 July 1971 at the present Tai Hing Housing estate in Castle Peak with the theme "World Harmony" (the date of the Jamboree was shifted from 22-28 July to 23-29 July under the hit of typhoon on 22 July).  This Jamboree was attended by more than 5,000 Scouts.  Immediately following the Diamond Jubilee Jamboree, the 2nd World Scout Public Relations Seminar and the 5th Commonwealth Scout Conference were held. photo

The 1st issue of "Hong Kong Scouting" magazine

The 1st issue of "Hong Kong Scouting" magazine was published in 1973.

Mixed Unit of Venture Scouts

A Mixed Unit of boys and girls Venture Scout members was set up in 1975. Since July 1978, girl members were accepted in the Venture Scout Section.

The establishment of the 4th Region

In 1976, East Kowloon Region was set up and became the 4th Region in Hong Kong.

As full member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement

The Commonwealth Commissioner, Sir Marc Noble visited Hong Kong on 17 March 1975. He suggested to The Scout Association of the United Kingdom that the Hong Kong Branch could stand on its own and should become a full member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). Hong Kong was accepted by WOSM as its 111th full members on 16 April 1977 with its name formally change to Scout Association of Hong Kong.

International activities

Hong Kong hosted the 11th Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Conference with the theme "Scouting for the 80's" in 1978. It was the first international event held by the Scout Association of Hong Kong since her becoming a full member of WOSM. It was attended by over 300 delegates and observers from 19 members countries.


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