12th Cambridge District

Cambridge District Scout Archive

1913 Bottisham Met at Bleak House, The School Bottisham and had blue shirts. In 1914 played Bugles to announce the passage of HMR through the village. Mrs. Hinton was Lady SM in 1919 and hosted the troop at Bleak House.

Reveille reports ‘she now has Fuchs to help her.’ Fuchs was F Fuch, one of the original troop members, alongside Noel Newman, Fred Wheaton, A Harris, A Wisbech, F Jarvis, S Pearce and H Ruse. None of these names are listed on the local War memorial, although other family members are named.

They were registered in May 1913 and listed in 1912 – 1913 Annual report.

A Bottisham Wolf Cub Pack is registered in 1919.

See 1st Bottisham History by Martin Pates in Cambridgeshire Collection for more details. Bottisham were later in Mid Cambs.  1935 and reported as revived 1947/ 48 – 1951. Bottisham were later in Newmarket District as 1st Bottisham and Hosted Excalibur VSU.

Closed 1920

1922 Shelford Troop IHQ Number 9838 Closed 1924 A Shelford Wolf Cub pack is registered in 1923 to 1925.

JWR Archivist Jan 2021