29th Cambridge (Old Chesterton): Outline History

Cambridge District Scout Archive

Registered in December 1921 with IHQ number 8448 it was a closed Group.  The initial registration was uncertain about who was the Controlling body and recorded them to be led by  ‘? the Vicar and SM + Chapman’ of St Andrews Church, Old Chesterton.

The HQ of the troop was The Institute. I have not yet identified this building.

It returned census numbers for Scouts for 1921 – 1923, on registration recording one leader and eight Scouts, in 1922 one leader and fifteen Scouts.

Despite a short lifespan it listed three SM’s

  • A B Westcott   SM       Home address being Dene Rectory Peterborough
  • Edwin King      SM       Trinity Hall
  • JSL David         SM       Queens College
  • Reg. Taylor      ASM

It was listed as in abeyance and not re registered in October 1925.

Note:  ‘Old Chesterton’ is a location.  The 10th Cambridge ‘New Chesterton‘ was listed in 1910, although this was possibly not the official title.

JWR Archivist Aug 2022