Gwynedd Scouts Archive

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.

Administrative / 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.


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.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Source not recorded


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.

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Caernarfon Record Office have been retained.


Accruals are possible