The Group Executive

The Group Executive Committee is an important part of Scouting but is often overlooked! Joining it is an excellent way to help your Group out when you can’t committee to a weekly Section night or are more of a behind the scenes kind of person!

Without an Executive Committee the Scout Group could not function! The Group Scout Leader (GSL) is responsible for all the Leaders, Assistants and uniformed members of the Group. The District Commissioner in turn is responsible for the GSL.

The Group Chairman, with the help of the Group Executive Committee (which also includes a Treasurer, Secretary and a District Representative) are the Charitable trustees of the Group and are responsible for:-

Fundraising
  • Administration of the Groups funds
  • The maintenance of Group property and equipment
  • Insurance of Group persons, property and equipment
  • Group public relations and public occasions
  • Assisting with recruitment of Leaders and Adult Support
Chairman

The Chairman of a Committee will manage meetings and will work with the Group Scout Leader to ensure the Scout Group operates in accordance with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of the Association.

This is the ideal role for adults who do not necessarily wish to work directly with young people, but who are committed to the purpose, aims and development of Scouting.

Chairmen are responsible for members of the Committee, including the Treasurer and Secretary.

Treasurer

Treasurers assist the Chairman in the effective administration of the Scout Group by providing financial support. This could mean setting the annual budget or completing annual accounts.

This role is ideal for someone who does not necessarily want to work directly with young people, but who is comfortable working with figures and budgets.

Secretary

Secretaries assist the Chairman in the effective administration of the Scout Group by providing sound administrative support. This could mean ensuring the completion of the annual census or maintaining records of members of the Group.

This is the ideal role for someone who does not necessarily want to work directly with young people, but who is organised and enjoys administrative work.

The Committee have an informal meeting on the first Thursday of every other month, if you feel that you can contribute in any way, no matter how small, please get in touch.

Adult Support Team

We are always on the lookout for more adults willing to volunteer a little bit of their time to help us run all of the events we take part in! However we realise you may be unable to commit to helping us each week running our meetings.

We would like to set up a e-mail list of supporters who are able to offer their help occasionally when we require assistance with running an event or fundraising activity.

How will it work?

A few weeks before each event, the Adult Support co-ordinator will send out an e-mail to the Adult Support Team, asking who would be available to assist in the running of an upcoming event.

  • The sort of events you might be helping with include:
  • Fundraising events – Alton 10/Summer HiDeHi
  • Car parking at Alton Show
  • Beer Festival
  • Community projects – Watercress Line

If you would be interested in joining the Adult Support Team then please complete the form below and we'll add you to the e-mail list!