Scouting for all

Cambridge District Scout Archive

A page on the Cambridge experience of being open for all has yet to be compiled. None of the existing records provide a ready made data base on which to comment. Many early examples of individuals with names that suggest origins outside the UK exist, but cumulative numbers or percentages do not.

Similarly many early examples of

In 1936 Lord Hampton at the Ely (County) Rally spoke of B-P having completed a tour of South Africa ‘attempting to open scouting for every colour’. ‘It was a difficult thing to do, because in South Africa, more than any other part of the Empire, for various reasons the colour bar was very strong’. ‘…now as a result of the Chiefs visit, the Scout movement would be open not only to British and Dutch boys, but also to the coloured boys, black boys and East Indians.’