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.
|1908||BP at Perse school meeting|
|1915||Funeral Parade for Howard Marsh DC; 400 line the route|
|1917||BP Rally Chivers District camp/ Fruit pcking|
|1918||Fotheringhay District camp/ Flax picking|
|1919||Scout Show in the Guildhall|
|1920||Stourbridge Fair||Reveille issued|
|1921||Scout Exhibition Higher Grade School, Melbourne Place three days|
|1922||BP Rally Queens’ College, Royal Show|
|1923||Scout Boat Club started|
|1925||County Rally (all Cambridge Troops and Packs)|
|1926||Grafton Street HQ purchased Scout Shop (Equipment Store) opened|
|1928||Jamboree Guild Hall BP visit|
|1930||The Town Rovers concert for Addenbrooke’s Abington opened|
|1931||BP Doctorate The Town Rovers concert for Addenbrooke’s|
|1932||Jamboree Kings Meadow|
|1933||Jamborette Guild Hall|
|1934||The Censors Scissors Revue Guild Hall|
|1935||A Mixed Bag Revue Guild Hall||District Split into 4|
|1936||County Rally Ely|
|1937||1st ‘Gang Show’|
|1938||District W/E camp Trumpington Hall Exhibitions and Displays 2nd Gang Show|
|1946||Rally with Chief Scout visit||District part reunited|
|1947||40th anniversary Rally on Midsummer Common|
|1951||Royal Show// District Whitsun W/E camp Pampisford Hall|
|1952||District W/E camp Longstowe Hall|
|1953||700 from Cambridgeshire visit Sandringham for Coronation Camp|
|1957||50th Anniversary and BPs Centenary Midsummer Common|
|1965||Perne Road HQ opened|
|1976||Jubilee Camp Thetford c. 4000 attend. c. 100 heat exhaustion|
|1977||Gang Show scarf|
|1978||First Cam Jam (County)|
|1983||District split into 3|
|1990||2nd Cam Jam and start of four yearly cycle||County E & W joined|
|1994||Cam Jam (County)|
|1998||Cam Jam (County)|
|2000||MACAW 2000 Millennium event|
|2001||District 2 parts reunited|
|2002||Cam Jam (County)|
|2007||Centenary ‘Cherry Jam’ camp at Cherry Hinton Hall|
|2008||Cam Jam (County)|
|2011||Cam Jam (County)|
|2012||District part reunited|
|2015||Cam Jam (County)|
|2016||Cub Scout Centenary Camp Lode (County) CAW100|
|2017||All Sections camp Lode|
|2019||Scout Shop closed and District HQ relocated to Chesterton Cam Jam|
|2020||Year of Covid lockdown|
JWR Archivist May 2020