Venture Scout Unit Names

Cambridge District Scout Archive

This page is a list of the names of known Venture Scout Units in Cambridge and the surrounding Districts.  It is taken from many sources, no single list being available.  Please add details of any (the many) missing from the list.

A list of Cambridge (North and South) VSU’s attached to groups, that is having a Group number, e.g. 14th Cambridge VSU, may be found in the VSU page.

Venture Scouts ran from 1967 to 2003.

Sir John Cockcroft 1968 –   Cambridge South
Tithe   1971 (8?) – 1997 Cambridge South
Fulbourn  1980     Cambridge South
Salamander  1999    Cambridge South
Cam Valley   1975 – 1979  Cambridge North   
Mullard VSU   – 1993     Cambridge North   
Crafts Hill  1976 – 1981    Crafts Hill     
Belsar   1982         Crafts Hill     
Bullocks Haste   1984    Crafts Hill     
Paddocks      – 1995+   Crafts Hill     
South Cambs 1976    + 1980 -1991 Granta   
Fleam 1980Granta   
Rhee Valley  1980Granta   
Ely    1980     Ely
Mercian  1980     March
Whittlesey   1980     March
Crofter            (Crofters) 1980     Newmarket
Fen Heath   1980     Newmarket
Bodica (Boadica)  1980     Newmarket
Gog Magog    1988    – 1991  
Wisbech  1980     Wisbech
+1981   Bar Hill (unnamed)
Tower VSU
Fitzwilliam VSU    (Peterborough)
Hereward VSU      – 1991  (Peterborough)
Hyperion VSU   – 1992   
Alpha VSU      – 1993       
Fen Runners VSU
1st Hereward VSU 
Mepal VSU    16/10/1991 closed 1997 Cam /Ely    

The dates 1967 –   or 1967 – 1981 are known dates of start or ending

The dates 1980 are dates when they have been referenced just once.

Districts in brackets assumed

  • RA – VEN                     Committee of Ranger Guides and Ventures coordinating events for the two groups.

JWR Archivist Feb 2019