Cambridge District Scout Archive

The ability to sketch and draw was built into many ativities.

Hike reports required sketches of the route, plans of the camp and details of the objective of the hike. Details of pioneering projects and occasionally portraits dot the surviving reports. The stalking badge required proof in the form of either a sketch or a photograph; but not a ‘kill’.

Sketching was one of the activities recorded by the 5th Cambridge (Perse) on a 1922 Field Day alongside more active wide games and 1st class hikes (cycle journeys in pairs).

The following set comes from a 1913 sketch book by a member of the 5th Cambridge (Perse).

The last is a page of bearings jotted in the same book.

JWR Archivist Nov 2021