Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Gwynedd Scouts Archive

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/9612; XS/3784

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Title: Gwynedd Scouts Archive

Short title: Gwynedd Scouts archive

Dates of creation: 1911-1993

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Welsh Scouts Council; Caernarfonshire Scouts Association; Gwynedd Scouts Association; Caernarfonshire County Scouts Council; Anglesey County Scouts Council; Gwynedd County Scouts Council


Administrative and biographical history: Boy Scout groups were formed in the early 1900s. A number of troops were established in Anglesey, Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire. The Boy Scout Association was established in 1910 in order to support the individual scout troops. The Association is organised into districts, of which Conwy, Dwyfor, Isle of Anglesey, Meirionnydd and Snowdon are located within Gwynedd, and county associations; there is also a Welsh Scouts Council.


Scope and content: Records relating to the Scouting Association in Gwynedd, 1911-1993, including Welsh Scout Council records, 1965-1991; Caernarfonshire/ Gwynedd Scout Association records, 1922-1991; Gwynedd District and Troop records, 1911-1987; records of other county Scout associations, 1965-1977; records relating to camps, jamborees and rallies, 1937-1985; personal papers, 1931-1975; orders of service, 1957-1982; and miscellaneous papers, 1952-1993.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: County Scouts Association papers; District and troop records; Records of other Welsh County Scouts Associations; Camps, jamborees and rallies; Personal records; Orders of service; and Miscellaneous papers.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Caernarfon Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Archif Sgowtiaid Gwynedd/ Archive of Gwynedd Scouts, catalogue; Boy Scouts Association (D/SO/2), viewed 30 July 2004; Scoutbase UK - The History of Scouting (, viewed 30 July 2004.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: July 2004



Boy Scout Association. | Gwynedd | Records and correspondence

Boy Scouts | Wales | Anglesey

Boy Scouts | Wales | Gwynedd

Boys | Societies and clubs

Caernarfonshire County Scouts Council | Archives

Caernarfonshire Scout Association | Archives

Scouts and scouting | Wales | Anglesey

Scouts and scouting | Wales | Caernarvonshire

Scouts and scouting | Wales | Gwynedd

Personal names

Corporate names

Caernarfonshire County Scouts Council

Caernarfonshire Scout Association

Gwynedd County Scouts Council

Gwynedd Scout Association

Welsh Scout Council