16th Cambridge District: Outline

Cambridge District Scout Archive


  • Cambridge District troops are those outside Cambridge Town boundaries.  Some troops altered from Cambridge District to Cambridge as the boundaries altered. This system ended in steps between 1928 and 1935 and all Groups used Cambridge numbers.
  • Packs were not formally attached to troops until the move to the Group system in 1928.
  • Many of these District troops are poorly recorded.

16th Cambridge District            1st Newmarket (All Saints)          1911

This is probably an error in recording; the 1st Newmarket was 6th Cambridge District in 1911.  No other District Troops higher than 8th were recorded at this date.


16th Cambridge District         2nd Newmarket                       1914    ‘Denison Pender Troop’

The 2nd Newmarket was previously 2nd Cambridge District (2nd Newmarket) for the years 1911 – 1912.  The Troop was formed, reformed or registered on 11th Jan 1914 with a total strength of 16.  It was attached to St Mary’s Church a and meet in the Church Rooms

  • SM       Rev H B Young
  • ASM     W T Moon

Newmarket became a separate District in 1916.  Sir Dension Pender was the MP from Newmarket 1913 – 1918.


16th Cambridge District            Fowlmere                                           1920 – 1924                          IHQ 9571

Troop registration form for 1922 exists.  An IHQ number of 6087 is crossed through, suggesting a re-registration.  It is known in 1920.  Known as the Fowlmere Troop it was open and met in the Congregational School Classroom.  In 1922 it recorded 8 Scouts and one leader.

  • SM Hubert H Ison (warrant from 1920)

A letter of October 1925 to District Secretary informs of that it had been ‘out of existence for the past 12 months’.  There were few boys likely to be coming on.

JWR Archivist Jan 2023