9th Cambridge District: Outline

Cambridge District Scout Archive


  • Cambridge District troops are those outside Cambridge Town boundaries.  Some troops altered from Cambridge District to Cambridge as the boundaries altered. This system ended in steps between 1928 and 1935 and all roups used Cambridge numbers.
  • Packs were not formally attached to troops until the move to the Group system in 1928.
  • Many of these District troops are poorly recorded.
  • 9th Cambridge District (1st Newmarket)
  • 9th Cambridge District (Linton)        
  • 9th Cambridge District (Bartlow)
  • 9th Cambridge District (Bassingbourn)

9th Cambridge District (1st Newmarket)       1912                (probably an error)

1st Newmarket also listed as 16th, possibly in error in 1911, and as 6th at the same 1912 event, and remained as 6th until move to Newmarket District in 1916. The listing as 9th is also out of sequence being a recording earlier than the earliest known 8th.

Printed reports are taken from hand written originals – and from experience some of these are ambiguous.  Newspaper reports, though printed, are also taken from handwritten notes.

9th Cambridge District (Linton)                     1913    Probably 1912 – 1915

Recorded on the pre WW1 school paper, where Newmarket (above) is not.

  • SM       G O T Barber               (resigned Oct 1913)
  • ASM     R Stapleton
  • ASM     V Nunn

13Scouts, troop colour dark blue, shirt khaki.

Last mention 1915 (Note Pack listed from 1923 and linked with Linton when 5th District)


9th Cambridge District (Bartlow)                  1920



9th Cambridge District (Bassingbourn)         1924 – 1926                 12418

Meeting at Council School Bassingbourne registered 2nd April 1924

  • SM                   Mrs Marrie? Donovan            (Mamie?)
  • ASM                 J N Morton   ..?..

With 36 Scouts


9th Cambridge District (Bassingbourn)         1925                            13619

Registered 25th April 10925

  • SM                   Mrs M P Donovan       The Cedars Bassibgbourn
  • ASM                 Charles Oakman

With 34 Scouts


9th Cambridge District (1st Bassingbourn) Pack       1925                8421

Registered 17th February 1926

  • CM                  W H Ford

Meeting at the school with 12 Cubs.  Does not appear in any lists of Cubs.


9th Cambridge District (1st Bassingbourn)    1925                            14697

Registered17th February 1926

  • SM C                H Oakman
  • ASM                 W Ford
  • Instructor        J H Reed

Meeting at the school with 27 Scouts

The Troop / Pack appear to have disappeared in 1927/1928 and not become a Group in the 1928 move to a Group system. They are not listed as being amongst the Groups that transferred to West Cambridge in the four way division of the large Cambridge District in 1934 but do reappear in West Cambridgeshire in 1937.

JWR Archivist Jan 2023