Mission Camp

Cambridge District Scout Archives

C T Woods’ album 1919

Described as a Mission Camp this is clearly a Scout camp – penknives, scarves, slouch hats, and shorts are evident for some if not all the boys. 

Held at Sawbridgeworth (Essexs – Herts border between what is now Harlow and Bishops Stortford) it is probably a London Mission supported or run by a Cambridge College.  C T Wood is known to have been involved in such Mission work and later made gifts to Abington campsite on the condition that Troops from London Missions be allowed to camp free of charge and with transport paid.

An earlier report from 1912 in the Queens’ College periodical describes a Mission camp with all the features of a Scout camp but without any of the terminology.

JWR Archivist Feb 2019