From Strength to Strength

Bringing traditions to new heights

Mr. PAU was born in 1942 in Hong Kong. He was educated at Lai Chak Primary School, La Salle College and University of Hong Kong. Upon graduation in 1967, he joined the Architectural Office, part of the Hong Kong Government Public Works Services. Mr. PAU became Director of Architectural Services in 1997 and retired in 2003. He is currently Vice President of the Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation.

Mr. PAU had served the Hong Kong Government for over 30 years. In recognition of his contribution to the development of Hong Kong architecture and his leadership of the Architectural Services Department, Mr. PAU was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star in 2002.

Scouting Experience
Mr. PAU's involvement with the Scout Movement started at the tender age of 9, when he joined the Cub Scout Section, formerly known as the Wolf Cubs. He progressed to be a Scout and Venture Scout, and had served as Troop Leader of these two sections. He achieved the Queen's Scout Award (now HKSAR Scout Award) in 1961.

In 1963, at the age of 21, Mr. PAU became an Assistant Venture Scout Leader of the 17th Kowloon Group. He was promoted to be the Venture Scout Leader in 1968, and also served as District Venture Scout Leader of Kowloon City District.

From 1971, Mr. PAU dedicated much of his effort to the Estate Branch of the Scout Association of Hong Kong. He was appointed Vice Chairman of Campsites & Properties Committee, and served as Chairman of Building Sub-Committee and Vice Chairman of Camp Management Sub-Committee during that period. Mr. PAU became the Assistant Chief Commissioner (Estate) in 1993. He has been recently appointed Chief Commissioner of Scout Association of Hong Kong by the Honourable TUNG Chee-hwa, Chief Scout of Hong Kong and Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Mr. PAU commences his official duties as Chief Commissioner on 1st January 2004.

Responsibilities of the Chief Commissioner
The Chief Commissioner is the head of the Scout Movement of Hong Kong, and is responsible for the administration of the Scout Association of Hong Kong, including the appointment of Scout leaders and registration of various units. The Chief Commissioner plays a leading role in the maintenance and propagation of Scout values.

Values and Vision
To Live the Scout Values
Mr. PAU has amalgamated the Scouts' values in his daily life throughout his lifelong devotion to the Scout Movement. As Chief Commissioner, Mr. PAU aims to inspire others to follow his example, to demonstrate the wisdom and courage of the Scout spirit at all times.

To Promote the Joy of Scouting
The Scout's philosophy endorses joy in learning. Mr. PAU interprets the founder of the Scout Movement, Lord Baden-Powell's many inspirations to Scouts that we should always try to be happy, live happily and work happily, be honest and true, do things with a sense of humour and good common sense. Mr. PAU encourages Scouts to do the same and spread the joy of Scouting to a wide audience.

More and Better Scouts

Mr. PAU aims to increase the number of Scout members to 100,000 by the end of 2004, a target set by Scout Association of Hong Kong. The boost in members will allow even more youths to experience the joy of Scouting.

Whilst maintaining the traditions of Scouting, Mr. PAU also hopes to introduce new initiatives to ensure sustainability in Hong Kong Scouting.

Sharing Scouting Experience with Mainland Youths

Currently, Scouting is still unknown to most youths in the Mainland. Mr. PAU believes that Hong Kong Scouts can share their experience with the youths in the Mainland so that they can have a better understanding about the unique Scouting method and training which have brought joy and meaning to the youths globally.

To Nurture Youths for the Future
Mr. PAU aims to propagate Scout values amongst the youths and nurture them to be responsible and independent citizens of the future. By promoting Scouting in schools, Mr. PAU hopes to encourage the fostering of team spirit amongst school children, and the development of leadership qualities and a sense of responsibility within the community.

Serving the Community
As the chief of the largest uniform group for youths in Hong Kong, Mr. PAU hopes to work more closely with other sectors of society in serving the community at large, so that the youths' sense of belonging could be strengthened and community spirit enhanced.

To operate an education movement for young people providing them with challenging and progressive training programmes for their physical, intellectual, social, spiritual and aesthetic development.

We will use the distinct Scout method that makes each individual the principal agent in his or her development as a self-reliant, supportive, responsible and committed person. We also assist young people to establish a value system based upon spiritual, social, ethical and personal principles as expressed in the Scout Promise and Law.

The Scout Promise and the Scout Law
Scout Promise
On my honour, I promise that I will do my best, to do my duty to God and to my Country, to help other people and to keep the Scout Law.

Scout Law
1. A Scout is to be trusted.
2. A Scout is loyal.
3. A Scout is friendly and considerate.
4. A Scout is a brother to all Scouts.
5. A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
6. A Scout makes good use of his time and is careful of possessions and property.
7. A Scout has self respect and respect for others.

Scouting in Hong Kong
Scouting was founded by Lord Baden-Powell of England in 1907. It was introduced to Hong Kong by British merchants and military personnel in 1911. The first Scout group, St Joseph's College group, was officially inaugurated in 1914. The Hong Kong Branch was registered with the London Headquarters of the Boy Scouts Association (now 'The Scout Association') in 1915. In 1977, the Hong Kong Branch was admitted as the 111th member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement and known as 'Scout Association of Hong Kong'. At the end of 2002, there were 1340 groups consisting of 90,000 members in Hong Kong. It is the largest uniform group for youths in Hong Kong.

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