Forward, Endurance Test, Rovers Rough CUSAGC

Cambridge District Scout Archive

Forward

Forward is Cambridge University Scout and Guide Club annual incident hike for Scouts and Guides.  It takes the form of a 10 mile hike with five checkpoints spaced around the route where challenges allow teams to earn points.  Two trophies are available to be won; one for Scout Association teams and one for Girl Guiding UK teams. 

Scout WinnersScout TeamsScout and Guide Teams
2010Whittlesford & Duxford23 Scouts31 total
201128th Cambridge  2033
20121st Swaffham Prior2229
201328th Cambridge  2428
20141st Swaffham Prior2633
201529th Cambridge  
201628th Cambridge  2331
201728th Cambridge  2836
2018 Cancelled very bad weather
201912th Cambridge A39
2020 Cancelled Covid
2021 Cancelled Covid
2022

A measure of confusion

A full list of winners to 1982 exists but it is at odds with the published records on the CUSAGC web page and on the shield and is tentatively reproduced here.  5th Cambridge participating in 1986.

19826th/17th Cambridge Crafts Hill Cambridge Scout Gazette
198313th
19845thCambridge South Cambridge Scout Gazette
19855th
19865th
19876th/17th
19885th
19895th
19907/23rd
19911st
19927/23rd
1993
1994
199526th
19961st Over
199728th
1998
199912th
200057th
20011st Hardwick
20025th
200314th Wisbech
2004Brampton
2005
2006
200727th
200828th
200928th

Cantabrian Project Endurance Test

This appears to have preceded the Forward competition and is clearly a Venture Scout competition, but the overlaps are not clear. The 6th event held in 1977.

Winners
1972?
1973
1974
1975
19765thSir John Cockcroft
19776thTithe
19787thTithe
19798thTithe
19809thTithe A
1981

Possibly the same event (Venture Scouts/ Rover Guides) Endurance Test

Rovers Rough and Woolworth Cup Hunt

Pre WW2 these were organised by the University Rovers for Rovers. Little is known about the details.

1930
1931
1932
1933
1934Rovers Woolworth Cup Hunt (30miles)13th
1935Rovers Woolworth Cup Hunt13th
1936
1937
1938Rovers Rough11th and 23rd
1939Cancelled

The CUSAGC Marathon event is a matching event for Explorers and Adult teams.  CUSAGC arranged night hikes and incident hikes prior to this event for Venture Scout Units in the 1970’s.

See http://www.cusagc.soc.srcf.net

JWR Archivist Feb 2019