Lost Trophies

Cambridge District Scout Archive

The following Cups Trophies and Competitions have been named in the records. It is not always clear if they are County or District, yearly or intermittent, Cubs, Scouts, Senior Scouts, Ventures or Explorers, or use the same name on every occasion.

Other events have been mentioned but these have, or have some suggestion of, a Trophy to be awarded.


County Arrow 1976 – 1983

Cub Football 1931

District Cub Cup 1974 – 1975


Scouts / Senior Scouts

Cricket 1923

County Chess 1985

County Incident Hike  

County Quiz        Known form an individual award held by 1st Harston dated 1989

County Shield   Introduced in 1950 as a Senior Scout Counterpart to the Hele Junior Scout County camping competition

  • 1950                       12th Cambridge Light weight camp          Abington
  • 1951                       12th Cambridge  (called it Senior County Camp)

Gauntlet Trophy1979    Stradishall,  Mr Rollinsons Farm.  County Camp and Hele Trophy and Gauntlet Trophy      An incident Adventure will be run for the Gauntlet Trophy.

Hele Trophy

The Hele Trophy was for the Camping conducted with the best Scouting spirit ‘To encourage good camping and enjoy it’.  A county wide competition the whereabouts of the Trophy are unknown. Described as a carved totem pole.

In 1950 it is described as Junior County Camp competition and was won by the 12th at Abington, in this year the County Shield was introduced for Senior Scouts.  The junior team with normal camp gear the senior scouts in lightweight camp gear.

  • 1949    12th Cambridge
  • 1950    Raven patrol   PL John Armstrong
  • 1951    12th Cambridge           (called it the Junior County Camp)
  • 1975    Best standard of camping, Menus, food storage and preparation, camp gadgets
  • 1979    Stradishall,  Mr Rollinsons Farm.  County Camp and Hele Trophy.

Named after T. S. Hele, (Thomas Shirley) County Commissioner affectionately known as “Timmy”, Vice Chancellor of Cambridge University 1943 -45 Master of Emmanuel from 1935 to his retirement in 1951. He served in the First World War as a Captain of the Royal Army Medical Corps, fighting malaria in Macedonia.           

Kinsey TrophyA fishing competition mentioned in the 1964 Minutes of the 54th Cambridge. Held in Mill Pond nothing else is known about it from archives.

Mayors Cup for Physical training       1926

Nurse Trophy 1971

Orienteering Ely 1976 – 1977

Tug of War 1981


Senior Scouts/ Venture Scouts/ Explorer Scouts

Cantabrian Project 1979 VSU Endurance

Night Hike 1976 – 1978 VSU Night hike (see Cantabrian above)

Rovers Woolworth Cup 1934 – 1935

Rovers Rough 1938 – 1939

Rovers Treasure Hunt 1934

VSU Athletics Trophy 1981 – 1982


Unidentified Photographs


7th Cambridge dated 1935 between Swimming Trophy (1934) and Athletics Sports Shield (1934 and 35)

JWR Archivist Feb 2019