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:
The Executive Committee’s members consist of:
There are several members of the Group Executive Committee who are so because of the role that they hold. They do not have to be nominated or voted onto the committee because their role means that they already have a place.
Persons nominated annually by the Group Scout Leader and approved at the Group Annual General Meeting. These need not be members of the Group Scout Council and their number must not exceed that of the elected members.
Members of the Group Scout Council who are elected annually by the Group Scout Council at their Annual General meeting. These should normally be four to six in number. The numbers to be elected must be the subject of a resolution by the Group Scout Council.
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.
Right of Attendance
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.