Cambridge District Scout Archive
running about and the Scout Pace are both parts of Scouting. As an organised sport outside Athletic competitions they are rarely recorded.
A Scouts Athletic Club was proposed c 1927 and a meeting to discuss the practice if track running among Scouts and Rovers organised by D J Oakman (13th). No evidence of a formal club following this meeting exists.
Few reference to this sport have been located in District Records. C T Woods, the DC and CC was a cross country runner of note at University level but does not appear to have favoured this activity although his troop, the 9th Cambridge, was known as a physically active group.
1944 Cross Country team prepared for Junior Championship. This was initiated by 26th/ Pye sports club cooperation.
1977 A Cross Country competition run 1977, it had four age groups named
- Colts 11 and 12 2½ miles 1st Harston
- Boys 13 and 14 2½ miles 1st Over
- Youth 15 and 16 3 miles no teams entered
- Junior 17 to 19 4 miles
Individual winners without troop or group affiliations were listed in CSG.
JWR Archivist May 2019