SOME 1,500 Junior Police Call (JPC) members, taking part in the annual summer camp at Pak Tam Chung Holiday Village, were thrilled when the acting Commissioner of Police, Wong Tsan-kwong, visited them. Acting Governor Anson Chan Fang On-sang had also planned to see the energetic youngsters, but because of a heavy downpour she cancelled her trip. Although the JPCs were disappointed by the cancellation of the Governor's trip, they were still very cheerful when Mr Wong arrived at the camp. He was given a warm welcome by the campers, all of whom were anxious to talk to him. Mr Wong highly commended the JPCs for their valuable contribution in helping police fight crime. He said that since the inauguration of the JPC scheme in 1974, more than 700,000 young people had passed through the JPC ranks and more than 2,000 fresh applications were received each month. 'Here, as members of the JPC, you are encouraged not only to assist the police in fighting crime, but also to take part in a wide range of community, educational and recreational activities organised by the police,' he said. 'Through the JPC, you have all taken a positive step in developing into responsible and upright citizens,' Mr Wong added. The Commissioner also met guests including district JPC Council members and honorary presidents, and District Fight Crime Committee chairmen, thanking them for their support in promoting the JPC scheme. Despite the absence of sunshine throughout the five-day camp, which started on July 31, the JPC adventurers enjoyed the great variety of indoor activities arranged for them. Table tennis and indoor wall-climbing were probably the most popular ones. Some of the campers took full advantage of the video games room.