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Ceredigion Archives
Boy Scout Association, Cardiganshire, Records

Reference code(s): GB 0212 D/SO/2

Held at: Ceredigion Archives

Title: Boy Scout Association, Cardiganshire, Records

Short Title: Boy Scout Association, Cardiganshire, Records

Creation date(s): [1909]-[1988]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: To be supplied

Name of creator(s): Boy Scout Association


Administrative/Biographical history: Boy Scout groups were formed in the early 1900s. Several troops were established in Cardiganshire, including Aberystwyth and Newcastle Emlyn in 1910 and New Quay in 1913. The Boy Scout Association was established in 1910 in order to support the individual scout troops, by which time there were already 100,000 scouts in Britain. The Association is organised into areas, of which Cardiganshire is one (now Ceredigion); Mid-Ceredigion District lies within it.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Mid-Ceredigion Scout District, including annual census papers, 1951-1981, registration forms and warrants, 1956-1973, insurance forms, 1963-1973, correspondence and miscellaneous documents, 1973-1981, and Executive Committee minutes, 1974-1978; correspondence and documents of South Ceredigion Scout District, 1923-1981; 1st New Quay Scout Group minutes and correspondence, 1977-1981; minute book of the formation of scouting at Newcastle Emlyn, 1910; printed matter, [1909]-[1988]; bills and receipts relating to uniforms, 1910-1911; newspaper cuttings, 1985; registration forms and warrants, 1910-1981; and depositor's schedule and notes, [1988].


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by accession order.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Ceredigion Archives. The catalogue is available online.

Detailed catalogue

Language codes: eng


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the District Secretary, Ceredigion County Scout Council, Teifi District, Gwernyrefail Fach, Cross Inn, Llandysul, 1985. Deposited, 1985. Deposited by the County Secretary, Ceredigion County Scout Council, 1988.


Related material: Further papers are Ceredigion Archives, North Ceredigion Scouts Records.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Ceredigion Archives online catalogue (, Boy Scouts Association (D/SO/2), viewed 14 November 2003; Scoutbase UK - The History of Scouting (, viewed 17 November 2003.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2003

Boy Scout Association. | Ceredigion County Scout Council | Records and correspondence
Boy Scouts | Wales | Ceredigion
Boys | Societies and clubs | Records and correspondence
Scouts and scouting | Wales | Ceredigion

Personal names

Corporate names
Boy Scouts Association (Great Britain)
Boy Scouts Association (Great Britain) | Ceredigion County Scout Council
Boy Scouts Association (Great Britain) | Mid Ceredigion District

Cardiganshire (Wales)

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