Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office
Gwynedd Scouts Archive
Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/9612; XS/3784
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.
ACCESS AND USE
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.
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 (http://www.scoutbase.org.uk/library/history/index.htm), 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