1st Cambridge: Early Histories

Cambridge District Scout Archive

Notes taken for a 1st History compiled from Ted Hewett, ex member of 1st Cambridge.

History from Ted Hewett 1987

History from George Beck 1987

History from Mr Levitt 1987

A newspaper report of June 18th 1915 ‘I hear that the Roll of Honour of the 1st Cambridge Troop (Sea Scouts) bares the names of no less than 17 Scouts and Scoutmasters.’ ‘The number of the Troop in peace time are between 50 and 60 Scouts and Officers’. Roll of Honour is here probably used to indicated ‘in the services’ rather than dead.

From Reveille! of January 1920 we have

1st (Sea Scouts). J. Dalton has had to give up the Scoutmastership, owing to pressure of business: it will seem strange to have no Dalton among their S.M.’s: but Mr. Melbourne will, we are sure, make good with the Troop, helped by A.S.M.’s T. King and Dent. Mr. King brings more than a whiff of the sea! They are beginning to rake in Badges again. We are glad to hear that H.Q. are not altering the age limit for Sea-Scouts after all.

JWR Archivist June 2021