Cambridge District Scout Archive
On 5th June 1935 Cambridge District split into four Districts. It had been working as three sub districts for a year before the split. The apparently late addition of West Cambridge moved some groups from Cambridge and South Cambridge. North Cambridge was renamed East Cambridge and then quickly became Mid Cambridgeshire.
The records of South Cambridge, later Granta, have not come down to the current Cambridge District Scout Archives. Some peripheral information has been gathered from The Scouter and around the very early years of the division. Records of County activity has provided some later information.
The following Groups have been identified as initially belonging South Cambridge – two being allocated to West Cambridge in 1935 – the point at which the three Sub divisions were split into four Districts. West Cambridge was the ‘new’ area. The bottom three were restarted shortly afterwards.
Within a few years some names altered. Abington was Abington, Babraham & Hildersham from first registration but often shortened.
|Abington, Babraham & Hildersham||25th Cambridge||South Cambridge|
|Foxton and District||40th Cambridge||South Cambridge|
|Pampisford||47th Cambridge||South Cambridge|
|Papworth||50th Cambridge||West Cambridge|
|Whittlesford Sea Scouts||51st Cambridge||South Cambridge|
|Harston and Haslingfied||56th Cambridge||South Cambridge|
|Great Shelford||61st Cambridge||South Cambridge|
|Balsham||1st Cambridge District||South Cambridge|
|Duxford||3rd Cambridge District||South Cambridge|
|Melbourn and Meldreth||4th Cambridge District||South Cambridge|
|Barton||17th Cambridge District||West Cambridge|
The records concerning this new Distict have not been retained in Cambridge District Archives. Peripheral mentions do exist.
JWR Archivist May 2020