ABOUT THIS VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY
Executive Committees are an important part of Scouting – but are often overlooked.
Our Group Executive Committee members can often be the invisible volunteers in scouting. But, this said, they are trustees and are responsible for the management and governance of scouting within the scout group.
Our trustees work on our Executive Committee to support out leaders and help make scouting happen. It might not be the most glamorous or visible role – but that doesn’t make it any less essential.
The Group Executive Committee exists to support the Group Scout Leader in meeting the responsibilities of their appointment.
Members of the Executive Committee act collectively as charity Trustees of the Scout Group, and in the best interests of its members to:
- Comply with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association
- Protect and maintain any property and equipment owned by and/or used by the Group
- Manage the Group finances
- Provide insurance for people, property and equipment
- Provide sufficient resources for scouting to operate. This includes, but is not limited to, supporting;
- other adult support
- fundraising activities
- Promote and support the development of scouting in the local area
- Manage and implement the Safety Policy locally
- Ensure that a positive image of scouting exists in the local community
- Appoint and manage the operation of any sub-Committees including appointing Chairmen to lead the sub-Committees
- Ensure that Young People are meaningfully involved in decision making at all levels within the Group
- The opening, closure and amalgamation of Sections in the Group as necessary
- Present the Annual Report and Annual Accounts to the Scout Council at the Annual General Meeting.
A DBS CHECK WILL BE REQUIRED, FULL TRAINING WILL BE PROVIDED.