The Clark Trophy for Proficiency in Life Saving

Cambridge and District Boy Scouts Association




for Proficiency in Life Saving


This trophy was awarded to the Troop with most Royal Life Saving Society awards in a year.  The following are from the Trophy. 1st Willingham is recorded elsewhere as winning in 1981.

  • 1966       16th Cambridge
  • 1967       10th Girton
  • 1968       60th Cambridge
  • 1969       11th/9th Cambridge
  • 1970       14th St Lukes
  • 1971       4th Cambridge
  • 1972       4th Cambridge
  • 1973       32nd  Waterbeach
  • 1974       32nd  Waterbeach
  • 1975       32nd  Waterbeach
  • 1976       –
  • 1977       1st Histon
  • 1984       1st Swavesey
  • 1985       2nd Cottenham
  • 1987       1st Bar Hill
  • 1988       Belsar VSU
  • 1989       57th Fulbourn


Chuck Lilley recalls that Nobby Clark, manager at Jesus Green Pool and later working at Parkside, presented the Trophy.   ‘Many of what was then Senior Scout Leader took up a Challenge to do Life Saving (RLSS) to name a few Chuck Fowler, Bob Greenwood. Myself Plus others and the trophy was given to the District.’

The 1968 and 1969 Swimming Gala programme name the donor as C C Clark, and give a breakdown of points contributing to the winners on a scale by age and achievement.

A Nobby Clark had been a Rover with the 23rd Crew and is mentioned in the Evercircular letters that passed between the members on Active Service. It is a common name and nickname and the connection is not confirmed. A Nobby Clark was listed as GSL 1st Over in 1979 and ADC General Duties for Crafts Hill in 2002

JWR Archivist Feb 2019