Cambridge District Scout Archive
- 56th Cambridge Haslingfield, Harston and Haslingfield 1933 –
- 56th Cambridge Impington 1948 – 1949
- 56th Cambridge Longstanton 1954 – 1965
- 56th Cambridge Longstanton 1967 – 1977
- 56th Cambridge Longstanton 1984 – 1988
56th Cambridge Haslingfield, Haslingfield and Harston 1933 14909
The local Parish Magazine for All Saints Haslingfield report a meeting of or about Scouts on 23rd Jan 1930, but nothing clearly ahead of that time and although only one issue remains from the following year nothing afterwards. The District registered the Group in 1933; Haslingfield was founded in 1933, Harston joined as a patrol in 1934. Names changed readily at this date with re registration each year. The Group moved into South Cambridgeshire in the four way division of the very large Cambridge District in 1935. A Gold scarf and a purple woggle
1933 Opening with six Scouts
- E G Cole SM
- H N Hefferman ASM (1933 only)
- A J Welford ASM (later CC during WW2)
1935 also with 20 Scouts
- J W Thomson ASM Trinity Hall
- R S Sturdy ASM Trinity Hall
- Scouts 1933 – 1934
Details of the new District are not retained in Cambridge District archives. The Group dropped the 56th Cambridge, as did other transferred Groups, and became Harston.
The Group had a marked patrol by village structure – see separate Outline History Structure/ Troops & Groups/ 51st – 60th/ 56th / Harston.
56th Cambridge Impington Village College 1948/49
Impington Village College was one of the Groups that were formed within Mid Cambridgeshire District, one of the four Districts formed in 1935 from the very large Cambridge District. Mid Cambridgeshire struggled in WW2 and was temporarily adopted then formally re-absorbed into Cambridge District. At this point it was given a new Cambridge number 56th.
Census returns for Cambridge District from the old Mid Cambridgeshire Groups restart for one year.
- Scouts 1948
Census returns are found for one year as the 56th
- Scouts 1949
In 1949 56th Cambridge (Impington Village College) amalgamated with 51st Cambridge (Girton).
56th Cambridge Longstanton 1954 – 1965 31560
Royal Blue scarf and meeting at RAF Oakington, Longstanton Village Hall and School.
- Cubs 1955 – 1965
- Scouts 1955 – 1965
56th Cambridge Longstanton 1967 – 1976/7 38218
This Group was based at ATC HQ RAF Oakington
- Cubs 1968 – 1972 and 1975
- Scouts 1967 – 1970 and 1972
56th Cambridge Longstanton 1984 – 1988 44432
- Cubs 1984
Census returns end at this date with the division of Cambridge District into three.
JWR Archivist Sept 2022