Cambridge University Scout and Guide Club: Records

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

1. Scout group membership cards, 1920-1938 (1 box, comprising twin card drawers).

2-3. CUSGC Central Archives: alphabetical record of members, first series - census forms of the Cambridge University Rover Scout Troop, from 30 Nov. 1920 (2 loose-leaf binders).

4-10. CUSGC Central Archives: log books:

4. Log of the Rover Scout Troop for the training of Scout Officers, 30 Nov. 1920 to 1 Oct. 1922 (I).

5. Log of the Court of Honour of the Cambridge Troop of Rover Scouts, 3 Dec. 1920 to 30 Nov. 1921 (II).

6. Log of the Troop Council of the Cambridge Rover Troop for the training of Scout Officers, 19 Jan. 1922 to 18 Jan. 1924 (III).

7. Log of the Court of Honour of the Cambridge University Rover Scout Troop, 12 Oct. 1924 to 4 June 1934 (IV).

8. Log of the Swallow Patrol (Pembroke Patrol) of the Cambridge University Rover Scout Troop, 20 Jan. 1927 to 10 Mar. 1927 (V).

9. Log of the Court of Honour of the Cambridge University Rover Scout Troop (31st Cambridge), 15 Oct. 1934 to 5 Mar. 1953; and of the Crew Council, 16 Apr. 1953 to 5 Mar. 1956 (VI)

10. Minutes of the Cambridge University Scout and Guide Club, 6 Mar. 1953 to 21 Jan. 1960 (VII).

11. Cambridge University Rover Scout Troop, Dove Patrol (Gonville and Caius), log book, Oct. 1925 to 1932.

Cambridge University Rover Scout Troop12-14. CUSGC Central Archives, Cambridge University Rover Scout Troop roll: I (1920-1925), II (1926) and III (1920-1929) (3 books).

15. CUSGC Central Archives - I: patrol programme records, 1924-1929; II: subscription records for 1924-1927 (1 loose-leaf binder).

16-17. CUSGC Central Archives: alphabetical record of members, second series - census cards of the Cambridge University Rover Scout Troop and the Cambridge University Scout Group, Oct. 1928 to June 1953 (2 boxes).

18. CUSGC Central Archives: alphabetical record of members, third series - census card of CUSGC and Rover Crew issued for members joining between Oct. 1953 and June 1963 (1 box).

19. CUSGC Central Archives: photograph album, 1948-1959.

20. CUSGC Central Archives: annual statements of accounts, 1952-1961 (1 file).

21. Training records to 1967 (card in an envelope).

22-24. CUSGC Central Archives: record of the Detached Archives (3 files): I. Rover Crew archive; II. Financial archive; III. Service archive.

25-27. CUSGC Central Archives: accounts of camps run by the CUSGC for the Universities Council for Unemployed Camps at Bredon Hill, Gloucestershire (3 envelopes): I. receipts for 1934 and camp bank account, 1935; II. bills, 1935; III. bills, 1935.

28. CUSGC Central Archives: The CUSGC History of England (1 file).

29-30. CUSGC Central Archives: The CUSGC History of Scouting and Guiding (2 files): I. to the setting up of the chief scout's advance party, 1963; II. from 1964.

31-33. CUSGC Central Archives: A History of Scouting and Guiding in Cambridge University (3 files): I. to the formation of the Scout and Guide Club, 1953-1954; II. from 1954 to the institution of the office of chairman in March 1964; III. from 1964.

34. CUSGC Central Archives: Reports to the Working Party and to the Advance Party (1 file).

35. CUSGC Central Archives: The Headquarters Account, 1955-1956 (1 file).

36. CUSGC Central Archives: The (Headquarters) Camp Account (1 file).

37. CUSGC Central Archives: Cambridgshire Boy Scouts Association - 'Grafton St Gazette and Abington Advertiser' (1 file).

38. CUSGC Central Archives: Boy Scouts Association, schools information broadsheet (1 file).

39. CUSGC Central Archives: Oxford University Scout Group, Old Members section newsletter, 1960 onwards (1 file).

40. CUSGC Central Archives: Cambridge University Scout Group news sheet (1 file).

Administrative / Biographical History

The Club was formed in 1953, following the amalgamation of the Girton College Guides and Cambridge University Rover Scouts Crew (formed 1920/1). The inaugural meeting was held on 6 March 1953. The Rover Crew continued alongside the main club for about 10 years. The Club's name went through several changes before it finally became the Cambridge University Scout and Guide Club.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Cambridge University Scout and Guide Club, 1978.

Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The history of the Club was compiled with reference to its website (www.cam.ac.uk/societies/cusagc/text/history.htm).

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.