19th 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.

19th Cambridge District         Downham St Leonards                      May 1914

  • SM       J Mead
  • ASM     H E Packard

Total strength 30 Attached to St Leonards Church


19th Cambridge District         Downham St Leonards          Pack    15th June 1914

Total strength 6 Cubs

  • CM      J Mead

The pack was to become P Pack under the alphabetical Pack naming system.

These two sections transferred to Ely 1916


1919 Castle Camps is listed in 19th place.

No number was given to Castle Camps in a 1919 list.  They sat below 18th the last in the list.  They were later the 7th Cambridge District in 1920 but this number was in use for Harston in 1918 – 1919.


19th Cambridge District         Horseheath                                        20th Jan 1921  IHQ 7910

Headquarters ‘The Rectory but the troop was ‘Open’

  • SM       Rev Basil Evan Jones               Rectory            Horseheath     (left living under (a) ‘circumstance’)
  • ASM     Miss M G L Purkis                   Barham Hall, Linton
  • SM       Rev F W Crooper                     Rectory            Horseheath
  • ASM     C ? J Cropper                           Rectory            Horseheath

1921 2 leaders and 11 scouts and in  1922 1 leader and 14 scouts.

Listed in 1924 and 1926 in the local Gazette meeting at the Rectory under F W Cropper with a Green scarf.

Final reference to this troop is in 1926.