Cambridge District Scout Archive
The following flow chart is designed to be read alongside the notes immediately below.
A list of villages is at the bottom of the page.
1910 First District in the region with other Districts forming and some groups being reallocated
Troops from Cambridgeshire, some of which may were allocated to Cambridge as the premier working District in the County, gained their own Districts. Until 1911 there was no County organization.
1922 Working as four sub districts N, E, W, S (details unclear)
1934 Working as Sub Districts
- South Cambs. 25th, 40th, 47th, 51st , 52nd, 56th, 61st, 1st District, 3rd District, 4th District , 17th District
- North Cambs. 16th, 32nd,43rd, 45th, 46th, 57th, 58th, 59th, 64th
- Cambridge not listed
1935 Became separate Districts (North Cambridge initially became East Cambridge then Mid Cambs.)
- South Cambs. 25th,40th, 47th, 51st, 52nd, 56th, 61st, 68th, 69th 1st, 3rd, 4th District
- West Cambs. 39th, 50th, 62nd – these three soon close, 17th District (Barton) to South
- Cambridge 2nd, 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 26th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st, 36th, 41st, 42nd, 53rd, 60th, 64th
- East Cambs. (Mid Cambs.) 16th, 35th , 45th , 59th, 63rd, 65th, 67th, 66th
1946 Regained 16th, 45th Landbeach, Cottenham, Swavesey, Bottisham VC, Impington VC
1972 Working as N and S Sub Districts
1974 Working as N and S and Crafts Hill Sub Districts
1983 Became separate Districts
- North Cambridge 1st, 3rd, 10th, 12th, 14th, 18th, 26th, 32nd, 50th, 54th, 1st Coton
- South Cambridge 4th, 5th,7/23rd, 11/9th, 13th, 15th, 16th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 57th,
- Crafts Hill 1st (Histon, Over, Bar Hill, Bourn, Willingham, Caldecote, Elworth and Boxwell) 2nd Cottenham, Oakington, Swavesey, 6/17th Cambridge, 48th Cambridge
2001 North and South Cambridge re united (24/5/2001) At this point the Groups were
- North Cambridge 1st, 3rd, 12th, 14th, 18th, 26th, 32nd, 50th, 54th
- South Cambridge 5th,7/23rd, 11/9th, 13th, 16th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 57th, 1st Fen Ditton
2012 Gained from Granta
- To Cambridge Shelford and Stapleford, Duxford, Sawston
- To Newmarket Linton and Abington
- To Royston Harston, Bassingbourn ? +
The list is alphabetical but within each letter generally ordered by date of founding.
Many other villages were involved but not in the formal title. Harston had separate patrols for Harston, Hauxton, Harlston, Newton and Little Eversden.
Villages are often linked in titles, such as Sawston with Whittlesford. These variations are not listed here.
As the town boundaries grew villages such as Cherry Hinton became ‘town groups’ rather than ‘district groups’ which are labeled ‘D’.
As the overall district budded other districts many villages stepped outside the boundaries and their history is lost to these records.
Many Groups had several incarnations and the ‘district’ numbering system ended in 1935 so they have several numbers. Numbers were reused during some eras.
‘1st ’s are a change in naming system – 1st Village rather than 21st Cambridge (Village). 1st D is the group currently labeled 1st Cambridge District (Village)
|Bottisham||12th D, 59th|
|Cherry Hinton||1st D|
|Coton||14th D , 38th|
|Castle Camps||11th D|
|Cottenham||14th D, 46th|
|Dry Drayton||6th D|
|Fen Ditton||13th D, 43rd|
|Fulbourn||18th D, 57th|
|Grantchester||5th D, 62nd, 68th|
|Gamlingay||10th D, 1st|
|Harston||3rd D, 7th D|
|Haslingfield||4th D, 56th|
|Histon||4th D, 35th, 1st|
|Longstanton||3rd D, 56th|
|Linton||9th D, 5th D, 69th|
|Milton||13th D, 65th|
|Newton||3rd D, 9th D|
|Newmarket||2nd D, 16th D|
|Papworth St Everard||6th D, 50th|
|Shepreth||8th D, 5th D|
|Sawston||2nd D, 10th D, 37th|
|Six Mile Bottom||Early ref, 49th|
|Swavesey||10th D, 37th|
|Trumpington||5th D, 44th, 1st|
|Whittlesford||2nd D, 11thD, 51st|
|Willingham||3rd D, 63rd, 1st|
|West Wratting||1st D|
JWR Archivist Mar 2019