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Hong Kong Scout Centre

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Hidden : 01/26/2015
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This cache will introduce you the highest Scout building in the world, the Hong Kong Scout Centre. You will also be visiting the Scout Gallery to learn some Scout History.


Many celebration activities were held for the 80th Anniversary of Hong Kong Scouting in 1991. The Foundation Stone of the New Headquarters Building "Hong Kong Scout Centre" was laid in the same year. Morse House, the Association Headquarters in Cox's Road was moved to Hong Kong Scout Centre, the new premises in June 1994. Morse House was handed back to the Government in June 1994.

The Hong Kong Scout Centre, adjacent to the scenic Kowloon Park, situates at Scout Path, Austin Road, Kowloon. The Centre, of 25-storey, is mainly consisted of the Headquarters of Scout Association of Hong Kong (SAHK) and the BP International House.

The Scout Gallery was established in 1996 with the aim at extending the prominent tradition of Scouting. Through the display of high historical valued exhibits, one will have a better understanding of the World and Hong Kong Scout Movement and capture the unforgettable moment of Scouting in the past.

(Quoted from SAHK's Website)


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OK, here's the Cache details:

This is an indoor cache, micro size container (bulbul and king lee style) You will need to complete a set of task to find GZ.


Stage 1
The coordinates point to a Street sign on "Scout Path". which is a street named after Scouts. The building next to this Street Sign is the Hong Kong Scout Centre. Please enter this building and go to the Lobby. (GPS may be jumpy duue to the buildings around.) 

Stage 2
At the Lobby, there is a huge portrait of Lord Robert Baden-Powell, who is the founder of Scouting. Below the portrait, there is a plauge saying the portrait was unveiled on 'X' May, 1995 by his grandson. 'X' will be the floor number that you are going to. Now go to the lift lobby and take the lift to 'X'th floor. Once you arrived 'X' floor, turn left, there is a Scout Gallery which tells you the history of Scouting. You can take sometime to look around while you are there. You can also visit the Scout shop that next to the gallery. There is a Scout souvenir badge in the shop called "World Geocacher" made by the World Scout Shop.


Stage 3
You are required to find out the answers at the Scout Gallery's display to work out where GZ is. For those answers which are in a year format, you'll only need the last 2 digit.

1) In 1907, how many children were brought along with Baden-Powell's nephew & a brother of another camper, to the Brownsea Island by Baden-Powell for the experimental camp? The answer is A.

2) Find out what is the official starting year of the Hong Kong Scouts. The answer is B. (hint: look for the anniversary badges in the display cabinets

3) In what year the 1st Hong Kong Scout Rally was held? The answer is C.

4) How many display cabinets of this type (same as the one in the description photo) are there? The answer is D.

5) In 1998, a set of Scout Stamps was issued, and to consised with the 'E'th Asia Pacfic Scout Conference which was held at the Hong Kong Scout Centre, a special postmark was made. Also a temporary post office was set up at the Hong Kong Scout Centre.
Find out what 'E' is.


Final stage
Once you got the 5 numbers, convert these into letters (the letters are not in order), then you will need to compile those letters into a 5-letter word. This is the final answer. The Cache is at the final answer.

Check sum
A+B+C+D+E = 79


*Please beware of muggles and be stealthy.
*Please put the cache back to the original location.

Opening Hours:

Mon - Sun: 8:30 - 11:00

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CO's note:

To celebrate CO's 100 found milestones. CO hide this one as his 1st Cache.

Hong Kong Scout Series

Scouting does related to Gecocaching a lot, especially in overseas. There are badges, geocoins, Trackables and pathtags been made in Scouting theme. In Australia, a national wide Geocaching compeitition was held in 2013. However, geocaching is not that popular among the Hong Kong Scouts, there are only some Scouts participate in geocaching individually and only a few scout groups do geocaching

Therefore, CO and his Scout geocaching friends decided to create a "Hong Kong Scout Series" to encourage Scouts to get in this amazing activities. This cache is the first one of the series. The rest of the series will be deployed at different Scout premises soon. A code is written on each log sheet of this series, after collecting all the codes will give you the "key" to the bonus stage.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

N Fpbhg pna gvr fubrynprf.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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