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
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.
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
JWR Archivist Feb 2019