Within a Scout Group, there will be a number of adult leaders, who give their time voluntarily to help the development of young people.
The Group is led by the Group Scout Leader, whose job is to co-ordinate the Group’s activities and to ensure continuity and development.
A Group Scout Council meets at least once a year usually for an Annual General Meeting. The Council consists of all the adult Members of the Group, as well as the children’s parents. For more day-to-day matters, the Council has a Group Executive Committee that meets regularly.
The Executive Committee consists of the Group Scout Leader and key trustee roles elected by the Group Council. The Executive Committee may set up sub-committees to perform particular tasks such as fundraising.
The Management Committee (more commonly known as the Group Executive Committee) exists to support the Group Scout Leader in meeting the responsibilities of their appointment and to take responsibility for the administrative side of scouting to enable the Group to function effectively. To fulfil this purpose, Scouting Policy states the following twelve responsibilities of the Group Executive Committee:
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 including annual account submission and auditing
All necessary records are kept and records of formal meetings with appropriate sign off from the committee
Provide insurance for people, property and equipment (outside of automatic insurances provided to members)
Ensure that there is sufficient volunteers for scouting in the group to operate
Promote and support the development of scouting in the group
Manage and implement the Safety Policy within the group
Ensure that a positive image of scouting exists in the local community
Appoint and manage the operation of any sub-Committees as required
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
Group Chair Person – Campbell Alderson
Group Secretary – Helen Alderson
Group Treasurer – Sue Baguley
Group Scout Leader – Graham Baguley
Fundraising Team Leader – Jill Clarridge Parent Repersentives – Cathy Bundy, Emma Barnaby, Cath Babbington