Troops and Groups

Cambridge District Scout Archive

Not an entirely self evident categorisation

1st until after 1928 the District had two naming systems, Cambridge and Cambridge District

2nd each number could have multiple Troops

3rd Troops and groups could have two or more numbers as they are switched in and out of Cambridge District or stop then restart

4th Resurrected Groups may opt to change their number as with the 44th Cambridge (Trumpington) becoming the 1st Trumpington

5th Groups with Cambridge numbers move to another District and either retain the Cambridge number as with the 6th/17th or take the name of their village. At this point, being outside the District, the information is unlikely to be included in Cambridge District records

6th early Wolf Cub packs had separate alphabetical system for some packs (as recommended by Miss Laidlaw in 1919)

JWR Archivist Jan 2019