Cambridge District Scout Archive
The 24th Cambridge has three iterations
- 24th Cambridge Caius College Choir 1916 – 1924 9503
- 24th Cambridge St Collette’s Prep School 1928 – 1929 18015 / 7568
- 24th Cambridge Caius College Choir 1932 – 1935/6 14617
24th Cambridge Caius College Choir 1916 – 1924 9503
The troop was first registered in 1918 but active by 1916. During the Great War registration was delayed, sometimes for years. It met at St Michaels Parish rooms.
From Reveille! a single issue magazine of early 1920 we have ‘24th (Caius Choir). For a time they were an unknown quantity, as they never turned up in Association events. But they did good work at the 3-Troop Camp at Haslingfield last August: and Mr. Armstrong ought to make something of them, with a T.L. like Shaw.’
They do not appear to be present at BP rally of 1917.
We have registration details of 14th February 1922 when it was ‘Closed’, ‘for boys in the College Chapel Choir’ and controlled by the Dean, Rev J W Hunkin.
- A H Warr ASM
- A B B Simpson SM
- E Mainsfield? ASM
- R V Jackson ASM
- W E Tucker ASM
They returned Scout Census figures for 1922 – 1924 (usually a year in arrears) but were not listed in the AGM report of 1924/25.
24th Cambridge St Collette’s Prep School 1928 -1929 18015 / 7568
Initially registered on 20th January 1928 the two IHQ numbers suggest that it was re registered within the year as a Group. Cambridge numbers for the new Group system start at 7500 and re-registration started later in1928. The Group was ‘Controlled’ by the headmistress Beryl A Burr. They only returned census figures for one year 1928, and were listed without any details in the 1928/29 AGM report (printed 1930). On opening the recorded 1 leader and 10 Cubs.
- Miss W F Heeps CM
Saxe blue scarf. The met at St Collette’s in Tenison Road.
Miss Heeps was CM of the 5th and 26th at the same time.
24th Cambridge Caius College Choir 1932 – 1935 14617
Opened late 1932 they were presumably active earlier giving Census figures
- Scouts 1932 – 1934
- Cubs 1935?
They also appear in AGM/ County lists for 1933 (15 Scouts), 1934 (13), 1935 (12) and 1936 (14). The 1936 list has corrections and the group is crossed through. From the AGM reports we have, presumably also a year in arrears,
- Rev H C L Heywood GSM 1933 – 1936
- C V Porter ASM Caius 1933
- T J Eastwood ASM Caius 1933
- K M M Sheldon ASM Caius 1934
- F J M Bennett ASM Caius 1935 – 1936
- E D Ward ASM Caius 1936
The scarf, black and light blue.
JWR Archivist Aug 2022