47th Cambridge (Pampisford): Outline History

Cambridge District Scout Archive

Pampisford is the only Scout Group to use the number and name 47th Cambridge.  They were not registered in the earlier system as ‘Cambridge District’ Troop.

Registered on 1st July 1931 with the IHQ number 12905 with one leader and seven Cubs it was based at Pampisford School.

  • Miss Dorothy M Rice              Babraham

 the only name on the original document.

In Michaelmas 1934 (probably October to December) Tony Weaver, a member of a University Rover Patrol based at Jesus and Sidney Sussex was supporting the group.

The Group sent in Census figures to Cambridge District

  • Cubs    1931 – 1934
  • Scouts 1932 – 1933

In 1935 the large Cambridge District split into four.  At this point 47th Cambridge (Pampisford) moved into the new South Cambridgeshire and details are no longer available.  In line with other the groups transferred into this District they dropped the Xth Cambridge and were known by the location name alone.

They are not recorded on the 1974, the next list currently available.

JWR Archivist July 2022