Outstanding Events

Cambridge District Scout Archive

These pages record some of the most memorable and impressive Scouting events in the history of Cambridge District.

Some are represented elsewhere, notably

  • Voyage of Moronel, see Structure University Scouting, which is marginally ‘Cambridge’.
  • See BP in Cambridge for some Rallies, which requre their own category.
  • See BP in Cambridge for his investiture as LLD

These pages will expand upon each event as a whole rather than individual items or personalities.

Events will categorised by District or Group.

40th Anniversary of the Boy Scout Association on Midsummer Common 1948 or 1949. The newspaper cutting gives only half the date.

A running list of headline events for each year are being compiled below.

1908BP at Perse school meeting
1909
1910District Formed
1911BP Rally
1912
1913
1914
1915Funeral Parade for Howard Marsh DC; 400 line the route
1916
1917BP Rally Chivers District camp/ Fruit pcking
1918Fotheringhay District camp/ Flax picking
1919Scout Show in the Guildhall
1920Stourbridge Fair Reveille issued
1921Scout Exhibition Higher Grade School, Melbourne Place three days
1922BP Rally Queens’ College, Royal Show
1923Scout Boat Club started
1924
1925County Rally (all Cambridge Troops and Packs)
1926Grafton Street HQ purchased Scout Shop (Equipment Store) opened
1927
1928Jamboree Guild Hall BP visit
1929
1930The Town Rovers concert for Addenbrooke’s Abington opened
1931BP Doctorate The Town Rovers concert for Addenbrooke’s
1932Jamboree Kings Meadow
1933Jamborette Guild Hall
1934The Censors Scissors Revue Guild Hall
1935A Mixed Bag Revue Guild HallDistrict Split into 4
1936County Rally Ely
19371st ‘Gang Show’
1938District W/E camp Trumpington Hall Exhibitions and Displays 2nd Gang Show
1939
1940Evercircular letters
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946Rally with Chief Scout visitDistrict part reunited
194740th anniversary Rally on Midsummer Common
1948
1949
1950
1951Royal Show// District Whitsun W/E camp Pampisford Hall
1952District W/E camp Longstowe Hall
1953700 from Cambridgeshire visit Sandringham for Coronation Camp
1954
1955
1956
195750th Anniversary and BPs Centenary Midsummer Common
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965Perne Road HQ opened
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976Jubilee Camp Thetford c. 4000 attend. c. 100 heat exhaustion
1977Gang Show scarf
1978First Cam Jam (County)
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983District split into 3
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
19902nd Cam Jam and start of four yearly cycleCounty E & W joined
1991
1992
1993
1994Cam Jam (County)
1995
1996
1997
1998Cam Jam (County)
1999
2000MACAW 2000 Millennium event
2001District 2 parts reunited
2002Cam Jam (County)
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007Centenary ‘Cherry Jam’ camp at Cherry Hinton Hall
2008Cam Jam (County)
2009
2010
2011Cam Jam (County)
2012District part reunited
2013
2014
2015Cam Jam (County)
2016Cub Scout Centenary Camp Lode (County) CAW100
2017All Sections camp Lode
2018
2019Scout Shop closed and District HQ relocated to Chesterton Cam Jam
2020Year of Covid lockdown

JWR Archivist May 2020