General Smuts

Cambridge District Scout Archive

C T Wood’s album

General Smuts Queens College 1917

Whilst visiting Queens’ College Cambridge in 1917 General Smuts inspected the 9th Cambridge Scout Troop and was given this Scout escort. Important visitors to Cambridge were often given an escort. There is no history of other Scouting involvement.

‘In 1917, when I was also S-M. of two other Troops and D.S-M. as well, we moved our H.Q. to the Albert Institute in Grafton Street. That year General SMUTS visiting Cambridge, inspected the Troop;’    C T Wood History of 9th Cambridge