Scout Archery

Cambridge District Scout Archive

Archery is more equipment heavy than some sports and requires a large space. The interest shown in the, admittedly staged, picture below from 1935 is probably not merely that it is a ‘kaffir’ bow. Little is recorded and, unlike Marksmanship, it has never been a Proficiency Badge or a named part of the Master at Arms badge.

The less formal archery below is from the 7th Cambridge three years later.

Cambridgeshire Collection: 7th Cambridge 1938

The District now has a named Archery leader and equipment. A District Archery competition is held and a team attends the National Scout Archery Competition at Phasels Wood each May.

JWR Archivist June 2021