The Winterbornes Scout Group is a charity and therefore we are required in law to have a governing body, commonly known as a 'Board of Trustees' but in Scouting they are referred to as 'Executive Committee Members'.
The Group Executive Committee plays a vital role in the running of a Scout Group. Executive Committees make decisions and carry out administrative tasks to ensure that the best quality Scouting can be delivered to young people in the Group.
"Trustees have and must accept ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of a charity, and ensuring that it is solvent, well-run, and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of the public for which it has been set up."
Charity Commission for England and Wales
Act collectively as Charity Trustees
All trustees must complete a Charity Trustee declaration
Must use registered charity number on all publications
The Group Executive is made up of four types of members:
Group Scout Leader : Sam Elliott
Group Chair: John K
Group Treasurer: Nicky L
Group Secretary: Anna W
Section Leaders: Paul A
Ex-officio members have a role on the Committee due to their role in Scouting.
Trustee/Parent: Richard W
Trustee/Parent: Neill W
Elected members stand for election at the Annual General Meeting and are elected by the Group Scout Council to take on the role; there are usually 4-6 members
We don't currently have any
Nominated members are nominated by the Group Scout Leader in partnership with the Group Chair and approved at the Annual General Meeting; there must be no more nominated members than elected members. I.e. members from local community groups, local religious leaders, local government - external view to scouting
We don't currently have any
Co-opted members are chosen to take on a role by the Group Executive Committee due to specific skills or knowledge useful to the committee; there must be no more co-opted members than elected members. i.e. solicitor, architect, 18-25 youth member
Ideally, between the nominated members, elected members and co-opted members, the Group Executive Committee should include a parent of at least one Member of each of the Sections in the Group... if you are a parent and wouldn't mind being part of the committee please email email@example.com
At an AGM...
Members of The Scout Council should be invited to attend:
Safeguarding and Safety modules are a new requirement (2020) for committee members to complete as part of their essential training - this is because as trustees of the Scout Group you need to be aware of the content so that you make sure your Scout Group complies.
These are the financial rules (known as the group financial policy), of The Winterbornes Scout Groupand were adopted and approved by the group’s executive committee