Cambridge District Scout Archive
The list is alphabetical but within each letter generally ordered by date of founding.
- For details of villages with single numbers see under that number.
- For details of villages with multiple numbers see individual Village entries and those numbers.
Many other villages were involved but not in the formal title. Harston had separate patrols for Harston, Hauxton, Harlston, Newton and Little Eversden. Some of these have never been part of a name of a troop or group. 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 labeled 1st Cambridge District (Village)
Pages on each village can be seen in one of three places, as they are completed.
- Under the Village name – the Scout history has moved through several names or numbers
- Under the 1st’s – a Group has taken the title 1st Village and stands outside the ‘X Cambridge’ formula
- Under the Numbers – when a village has only ever had one ‘X Cambridge’ number
|Village||See separate page |
|See separate page|
|Bottisham||X||12th D, 59th|
|Cherry Hinton||X||1st D|
|Coton||14th D , 38th|
|Castle Camps||11th D|
|Cottenham||X||14th D, 46th , 53rd|
|Dry Drayton||6th D|
|Foxton||7th D 40th|
|Fen Ditton||X||13th D, 43rd|
|Fulbourn||X||18th D, 57th|
|Grantchester||5th D, 17th D, 62nd, 68th|
|Gamlingay||10th D, 1st|
|Harston||X||3rd D, 7th D|
|Haslingfield||4th D, 56th|
|Histon||X||4th D, 51st 35th, 1st|
|Longstanton||3rd D, 56th|
|Linton||X||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||X||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||X||3rd D, 63rd, 1st|
|West Wratting||1st D (43rd)|
JWR Archivist Mar 2019