CUSAGC has good connections with both the Guiding and Scouting communities in the Cambridgeshire area and we run two events, Forward and Marathon, for local (and not so local) groups.

Many of our members are leaders at groups in Cambridge, although doing so is not a necessary part of membership (and equally, you can be a student leader in Cambridge without being a member of CUSAGC!). We can help you find a group to help at regardless of whether you want to join the club or not. Please contact the  (Scout and Guide Liaison Officer) if you would like to know more.

Upcoming dates:
Marathon 2024, 16th November
Forward 2025, tba

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The largest event we organise is Forward, an incident hike for around 30 teams of Scouts and Guides, held in March each year. It is held in locations near to Cambridge, and you can find a list of recent places on the Forward page linked below. There are five manned bases along the route where teams have to do everything from first aid to tent pitching to blindfolded sheep herding! For more information, please visit the Forward page.


We also organise Marathon, an incident hike for 14+ (Explorers, Rangers, leaders, Network, Inspire, SSAGO and so on) usually held in November. It involves teams attempting to visit 26 checkpoints, some of them with challenges, partly during hours of darkness. For more information visit the Marathon page.