How does the Scout Group work?
The Group Scout Leader manages the Group and is responsible for its support and development and the programme of activities it offers to young people.
The Group Chairman and the Group Executive Committee (Board of Trustees) support the Group Scout Leader and ensure the effective administration of the Scout Group. The Group Scout Leader nominates the Group Chairman and the relationship is one of partnership and mutual support. The Group Chairman works closely with the Group Scout Leader and together they ensure the successful day-to-day running of the Scout Group.
The Group Executive Committee aims to make sure that the Scout Group has the facilities and resources needed to deliver good Scouting in the Group.
The leaders in the Group work with their team of adults (who perform a variety of roles) to deliver an exciting and attractive programme of activities for young people in the Group.
What do the trustees do?
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
|Financial year end (FYE)||Income||Spending||Accounts received||Annual Return/Annual Update received||View|
|31 Dec 2016||£16,549||£15,332||Not Required||13 Jul 2017|
|31 Dec 2015||£14,980||£16,870||Not Required||10 Jul 2016|
|31 Dec 2014||£16,998||£16,270||Not Required||03 Aug 2015|
|31 Dec 2013||£25,910||£22,055||28 Jul 2014||26 Jul 2014||Accounts|
|31 Dec 2012||£14,728||£14,629||Not Required||21 Jul 2013|
|31 Dec 2011||£20,021||£19,919||Not Required||03 Aug 2012|
Board of Trustees (Group Executive Committee)
Current trustees and officers are:
How did they get there?
|Group Chairman||Steve Fairfax||Ex-officio||2006||Nominated by Group Scout Leader|
|Group Treasurer||Maite Last||Ex-officio||2012||Elected by Group Council|
|Group Secretary||Role removed by vote||Ex-officio||Elected by Group Council|
|Group Scout Leader||Craig Ward||Ex-officio||2005||Appointed by District Commissioner|
|Assistant Group Scout Leader||Alistair Sutton||Nominated||01/01/2018||Nominated by Group Scout Leader|
|Assistant Group Scout Leader||David Deakin||Ex-officio||2004 (retired 30/11/17)||Appointed by Group Scout Leader|
|Centre Manager||Ted Hogben||Ex-officio||2010||Appointed by Group Scout Leader|
|Trustee||Abbey Sutton||Elected||2016||Elected by Group Council|
|Trustee||Sarah Marshall||Elected||2014||Elected by Group Council|
|Trustee (Vice-Chair)||Amanda Sutton||Elected||2013||Elected by Group Council|
|Trustee||Karen Ingelbrecht||Elected||2014||Elected by Group Council|
|Trustee||Peter Ingelbrecht||Elected||2013||Elected by Group Council/ESU Partnership Agreement|
|Trustee||Vacant||Elected||Elected by Group Council|
|Beaver Scout Leader||*Did not opt-in||Ex-officio||Opt-in at Annual General Meeting|
|Cub Scout Leader||Ian Marshall||Co-opted||01/01/2018||Co-opted by Board of Trustees|
|Cub Scout Leader||Shelley Deakin||Ex-officio||2006 (retired 30/11/17)||Opt-in at Annual General Meeting|
|Scout Leader||Catherine Ward||Ex-officio||2013||Opt-in at Annual General Meeting|
|Explorer Scout Leader||Shane Bishop||Co-opted||2015||Co-opted by Board of Trustees (ESU Partnership Agreement)|
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