The Group Executive Committee
The Group Executive Committee plays a vital role in the running of a Scout Group making decisions and carrying out administrative tasks to ensure that the best quality Scouting can be delivered to young people in the Group. It exists to support the Group Scout Leader in meeting the responsibilities of their appointment. Members of the Executive Committee must 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 recruitment, other adult support, and 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.
- Approve the Annual Report and Annual Accounts after their examination by an appropriate auditor, independent examiner or scrutineer and present the Annual Report and Annual Accounts at the Annual General Meeting.
- Maintain confidentiality with regard to appropriate Executive Committee business.
POR rule 3.23 covers the membership of the Group Executive Committee in detail. The appropriate Charity Regulator can provide further information of the responsibilities of being a Charity trustee.
- England and Wales: The Charity Commission http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/
If you are interested in helping the Scout Group by becoming a member of the Group Executive Committee please speak to the Group Scout Leader, your section leader or any member of the Group Executive Committee who will share with you more about the role and how this can take place.