Responsibilities of the Group Executive Committee (Board of Trustees)
- 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.
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. Members of the Group Executive Committee are the charity trustees of the Scout Group. Certain people are disqualified from being charity trustees by virtue of the Charities Acts. Charity trustees are responsible for complying with all the legislation applicable to charities. The District Commissioner and District Chairman have the right of attendance at all meetings of the Group Executive Committee.
A Scout Group is an educational charity. Members of the Group Executive Committee are the charity trustees of the Scout Group. Only persons aged 18 and over may be full voting members of the Group Executive Committee because of their status as charity trustees. Charity trustees are responsible for complying with all the legislation applicable to charities. Scout Groups registered as a charity in England and Wales will be required to make an annual return to the Charity Commission (see POL Rule 13.3).
The Group Scout Council must hold an Annual General Meeting within six months of the financial year-end to:
- approve the Annual Report of the Group Executive Committee
- approve the annual statement of accounts
- approve the Group Scout Leader’s nomination of the Group Chairman and nominated members of the Group Executive Committee
- elect a Group Secretary and a Group Treasurer
- elect certain members of the Group Executive Committee
- appoint an auditor or independent examiner or scrutineer as required
|Current trustees and officers are:||Took office:||How did they get there?|
|Group Chair||Vacant||Ex-officio||Nominated by Group Scout Leader|
|Group Treasurer||Louise Barrington||Ex-officio||2021||Elected by Group Council|
|Group Secretary||Liz Collins||Ex-officio||2021||Elected by Group Council|
|Group Scout Leader||Matt Alner||Ex-officio||2019||Appointed by District Commissioner|
|Assistant Group Scout Leader||Rosey Simpkins||Ex-officio||2020||Appointed by Group Scout Leader|
|Trustee||Katie Reynolds||Elected||2021||Elected by Group Council|
|Chaplin||David Jones||Ex-officio||2021||Appointed by Group Scout Leader|
|Beaver Scout Parent Rep||Vacant||Ex-officio||Appointed by Group Scout Leader|
|Cub Scout Parent Rep||Vacant||Ex-officio||Appointed by Group Scout Leader|
|Scout Parent Rep||Vacant||Ex-officio||Appointed by Group Scout Leader|
|Trustee (Gift aid)||Richard Alner||Elected||2021||Elected by Group Council|
|Trustee (Membership secretary)||Rachel Alner||Elected||2021||Elected by Group Council|
|Trustee (Quartermaster)||Vacant||Elected||Elected by Group Council|
|Trustee||Vacant||Elected||Elected by Group Council|
|Group President||Vacant||Elected||Elected by Group Council|
|Young Leader Rep||Vacant||Ex-officio||Appointed by Group Scout Leader|
|Squirrel Scout Leader||Vacant||Ex-officio||Opt-in at Annual General Meeting|
|Beaver Scout Leader||Sara Chard||Ex-officio||2021||Opt-in at Annual General Meeting|
|Cub Scout Leader||James Carter||Ex-officio||2019||Opt-in at Annual General Meeting|
|Scout Leader||Willow Gibbson||Ex-officio||2021||Opt-in at Annual General Meeting|
To find out more information about the group’s roles pop over to the group vacancies page