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Executive Committee Toolkit

Executive Committees are an integral part of Scouting – but their importance is often overlooked.

The Group Executive Committee supports the Group Scout Leader and ensures the effective administration of the Scout Group. The Group Executive Committee is responsible for the management of the Scout Group. It is accountable to the Group Scout Council, which is made-up of all the people involved in Scouting in the Group: leaders, helpers, parents, administrators, Patrol Leaders, and a few others.

The Committee has several responsibilities. These include:

  • ensuring that the Scout Group has a suitable and safe place to meet
  • providing equipment for the Scout Group
  • ensuring that the Scout Group is suitably insured
  • raising funds for the Group
  • administrating the Scout Group's finances
  • assisting in the recruitment of leaders
  • organising social events.

Our Executive Committee Toolkit will help you define the role of your Group Executive Committee and its members. It provides lots of practical reference material on the different responsibilities of the Committee and tools, templates and guidance covering all areas including help to recruit, welcome and induct members to Committee.

The Toolkit covers:

  • The purpose and role of the Group Executive Committee
  • The key responsibilities of the Committee's Officers
  • Good governance & Policy, Organisation & Rules
  • Recruiting & supporting Group Executive Committee members
  • Accounting & bank accounts
  • A rough guide to insurance
  • Model Group constitution
  • Claiming gift aid
  • Creating a Group assets register
  • Organising successful Annual General Meetings
  • Pro-active Committee meetings
  • Active Sub-committees

The role of the executive committee

What does the executive committee do?

Executive committee officers and members

Tips for ensuring an effective executive

Recruiting & supporting your group executive members

Sub-Committees- formation & function

Group constitution – Why do we need one?

Annual General Meetings (AGMs)

Accounts, banking & fundraising

General Data Protection Regulation compliance

Policy, Organisation & Rules

Charity Governance

Group equipment (assets) register