Our Group Executive Committee Members can often be the invisible volunteers in Scouting. But, this said our executive committee members (our trustees), are responsible for the management and governance of Scouting.
They work on our Executive Committees at every level (in Groups, Districts, Counties and nationally) to 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.
The Executive Committee is responsible for:
the maintenance of the Group’s property and equipment;
the raising of funds and the administration of the Group’s finance;
the insurance of persons, property and equipment;
Group public occasions;
assisting with the recruitment of Leaders and other adult support.
The Executive Committee’s members consists of:
The Group Chairman;
The Group Secretary
The Group Treasurer;
The Group Scout Leader;
The Assistant Group Scout Leader;
The Explorer Scout Leader (if stated in a Partnership Agreement and subject to that Explorer Scout Leader expressly indicating to the AGM (in writing or orally at the meeting) that they are willing to perform such a function);
The Sponsoring Authority or its nominee;
All Section Leaders (i.e. individuals holding a Beaver Scout Leader, Cub Scout Leader or Scout Leader role) subject to that Section Leader expressly indicating to the AGM (in writing or orally at the meeting) that they are willing to perform such a function.
persons nominated by the Group Scout Leader;
persons elected at the Group Annual General Meeting;
persons co-opted annually by the Group Executive Committee
Ideally, between the nominated members, elected members and co-opted members, the Group Executive should include a parent of at least one Member of each of the Sections in the Group.
The Group Executive Committee may also establish any sub-Committees that it deems necessary.
Only persons aged 18 and over may be full voting members of the Group Executive Committee because of their status as charity trustees.