Records of the Boy Scouts Association

Scope and Content

This collection contains records relating to Dumbarton Boy Scouts Associations. Including minutes (1911-1970), reports and finance (1930-1935), and membership information (1936-1962) from Mid-Dumbarton Boy Scouts Local Associations.
Minutes (1917-1935), reports and finance (1955-1962) from Dumbarton County Scouts Council, Swimming Gala Programmes (1958-1962), Tea Dance Tickets (1955), and certificates from the High Standard of Exhibit, Scout Show, Glasgow (13-21 April 1934).
4th Dumbarton Boy Scouts minutes (1925-1927), plus minutes (1925-1951) and Dalreoch Parish Church Log Book (1932-1946) from 5th Dumbarton Boy Scouts

Administrative / Biographical History

The Boy Scouts Association was formed in 1912 with "the purpose of instructing boys of all classes in the principles of discipline loyalty and good citizenship". The archive records held by West Dunbartonshire include records relating to the Mid-Dumbarton Boy Scouts Local Associations; the Dumbarton County Scouts Council; the 4th Dumbarton Boy Scouts; and the 5th Dumbarton Boy Scouts. The records date from 1911 to 1970.

Access Information

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