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Glamorgan Archives
Boy Scout Association archives

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DSCO

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Boy Scout Association archives

Short Title: Boy Scout Association archives

Creation date(s): 1908-1987

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Welsh Scout Council; Mid Glamorgan Scout Association; East Glamorgan Scout Association; and Cardiff Scout Association.


Administrative/Biographical history: The Scout Association was founded in 1907 by Lord Baden-Powell to promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential as individuals and as responsible citizens by providing progressive training under adult leadership. Central archives are held at the Scout Association headquarters, Baden-Powell House, Queen's Gate, London. Individual scout troops are grouped into regional Associations. In south Wales, these included the Cardiff, East Glamorgan (Vale of Glamorgan and Rhondda-Cynon Taff) and Mid Glamorgan (Caerphilly) Associations; some were subivided into Districts. The Welsh Scout Council oversaw the associatiosn, and was responsible for running the Miskin Training Centre.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Boy Scout Association, 1908-1987, includes: records relating to the East Glamorgan Scout Association, 1908-1979; records relating to Mid Glamorgan Scout Association, [post 1915]-1987; records relating to Cardiff Scout Association, [c. 1910]-[c. 1922]; and records relating to the Welsh Scout Council, 1975-1983.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged as follows: DSCO/E, East Glamorgan Scout Group; DSCO/M, Mid Glamorgan Scout Group; DSCO/C, Cardiff Scout Group; and DSCO/1, Welsh Scout Council.

Conditions governing access: Most of the records are open. However, some of the records contain material of a sensitive nature relating to named individuals. These records are closed to the public for 75 years. They may be viewed at the discretion of the Glamorgan Archivist only. These records are stored in an outside repository. They should be ordered at least a week in advance of an intended visit so that they can be brought into the Record Office for consultation in the search room.

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Finding aids: A full version of the catallogue can be searched online at


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records which meet the collection policy of the Glamorgan Archives have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are possible.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by various individuals at different dates.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Hayden Burns for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Archives, Catalogue of records for Boys Scouts Association; "The Welsh Scout Council website(, viewed 25/02/2004."

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

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2004

Scouts and scouting | History | Sources
Scouts and scouting | Wales | Caerphilly
Scouts and scouting | Wales | Cardiff
Scouts and scouting | Wales | Pontypridd
Scouts and scouting | Wales | Vale of Glamorgan

Personal names

Corporate names
Cardiff Scout Association
East Glamorgan Scout Group
Mid Glamorgan Scout Association
Welsh Scout Council

Barry (Wales)
Cardiff (Wales)
Glamorgan (Wales)
Miskin (Wales)
Penarth (Wales)
Pontypridd (Wales)

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