Cambridge District Scout Archive
1910 – 1946
All Round Cords and Bushmans Thongs were called decorations being a visual marker of the number and type of proficiency badges gained.
They came in three colour ways;
- green and yellow six badges
- red and white twelve badges
- gold eighteen badges
1946 – 1967
A single green Scout Cord was in use for Scouts following the start of Senior Scouts in 1946.
It required 6 proficiency badges, two from the selection, backwoodsman, camper, cook, stalker, starman, weatherman, woodcraftsman. It must be gained before the age of 15 but may be worn until he gains the Bushmans Thong or equivalent
‘When a boy, I was a Scout. I set myself the task of gaining the highest awards as a Cub (Leaping Wolf badge), Scout (Green Cord) and Senior Scout (Queen’s Scout Award). Below is a picture of my Senior Scout shirt I still have. It’s now over 40 years old.’ (Not Cambridge)
JWR Archivist Jan 2019