Cambridge Badge Book

Cambridge District Scout Archive

This locally printed badge book for the Cambridge and District Boy Scout Association has been partially (and poorly) copied here. Dating from the later half of the 1920’s it details the changing badges (Wolf Cub signaller badge now withdrawn), the changes in external examiners for badges and those badges that could be awarded directly by the SM.

Badges were available for issue from the Grafton Street HQ during one hour on a Friday evening, or by letter.


A three part certificate was printed, the counterfoil to be held by the Scouter and the central portion to be completed by the examiner. It is not clear what the function of the Certificate was – either to pass to the badge Secretary or to be held by the Scout.

The example below and others was presumably held by Ken North (later recipient of the Silver Wolf) and was passed to the 13th with other personal memorabilia. It dates from c 1929/1930 and predates the version above.

JWR Archivist Apr 2019