Cambridge District Scout Archive
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 Winners||Scout Teams||Scout and Guide Teams|
|2010||Whittlesford & Duxford||23 Scouts||31 total|
|2012||1st Swaffham Prior||22||29|
|2014||1st Swaffham Prior||26||33|
|2018||Cancelled very bad weather|
|2019||12th Cambridge A||39|
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.
|1982||6th/17th||Cambridge Crafts Hill||Cambridge Scout Gazette|
|1984||5th||Cambridge South||Cambridge Scout Gazette|
Venture Scout Endurance Test/ 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.
|1976||5th||Sir John Cockcroft|
The planning of the VSET is attributed to Jock Dawson (SW) by David Moate of the 7th in his recollections. This may be a misremembering or taht Jock as ADC VS was the Scout side link or enthusiast.
The name change in (1979) is not explicit but it is unlikely two similar events were arranged. It is not clear when the Ranger Guides joined the event, possibly (probably) from the start if it was always a CUSAGC event.
Rovers Rough and Woolworth Cup Hunt
Pre WW2 these were organised by the University Rovers for Rovers. Little is known about the details.
|1934||Rovers Woolworth Cup Hunt (30miles)||13th|
|1935||Rovers Woolworth Cup Hunt||13th|
|1938||Rovers Rough||11th and 23rd|
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.
JWR Archivist Feb 2019