Uniforms

Each section has their own uniform top that members will be expected to wear to be invested and during weekly meetings. These can be bought online at the Scout Shop.

For Squirrels the uniform is a Red Sweatshirt, Beavers a Turquoise Sweatshirt, Cubs a Green Sweatshirt, Scouts have a Green Shirt, and Explorers an Olive/Brown Shirt.

When they are invested Scouts will be presented with a number of badges to sew on to their uniform along with a group necker and woggle. These symbolise what scouting is about and are given to every member of the Group from Squirrels to Adult Leaders.

Badges

Click on the images below to enlarge the diagrams for each section. More information about group and world badges is included below.

World Badge (Membership award)

This badge symbolises that we are part of the world-wide movement of Scouts and is worn by all Scouts in every country across the globe.

District and County Badges and Name tape

These are sewn onto the right arm with the blue District badge showing the Cambridge Backs towards the back and the yellow-edged County badge at the front. The 11th/9th Name tape is sewn above the two badges.

Group Badge

The Group Badge brings together aspects of both the 9th and 11th Scout Groups. The 9th Cambridge was founded as the Queen’s College Choir troop and, with generous permission of the College, we place their badge in the centre of ours. The Boar’s Head was the badge of King Richard III of England, whose wife gave Queens’ College money and land It has been used by the College since 1544 and is on the original flag of the 9th Cambridge

In more modern times, the 11th Cambridge was associated for many years with Alan McKenzie who was a Scout Leader and Chairman of the group, giving his time and wisdom to help others. Alan was involved with Scouting through the Group from 1932 until his death in 2009: we remember his dedication by having the McKenzie tartan as the background to our badge.

Please wear this badge on your group neckerchief with pride. Let it remind you of the generosity shown by others and encourage you to show generosity in turn.