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What is the Exec?

1 November 2012

The Exec or Group Executive Committee are the chariatable trustees of 4th Morpeth Scout Group

The Group Executive is made up of four types of members:

  1. Ex-officio members have a role on the Committee due to their role in Scouting. These include: Group Scout Leader,  Group Chairman, Group Treasurer, Group Secretary, All Section Leaders (i.e. individuals holding a Beaver Scout Leader, Cub Scout Leader or Scout Leader role) subject to that Section Leader expressly indicating to the AGM (in writing or orally at the meeting) that they are willing to perform such a function
  2. Elected membersstand forelection at theAnnual General Meeting and are elected by the Group Scout Council to take on the role; there are usually four to six in number.
  3. Nominated members are nominated by theGroup Scout Leader in partnership with the Group Chair and approved at the Annual General Meeting; there must be no morenominated members than elected members.
  4. Co-opted members are chosen to take on a roleby the Group Executive Committee due to specific skills or knowledge useful to thecommittee; there must be no more co-opted members than elected members.

Members of the Executive Committee must act collectively as charity trustees of the Scout Group, and in the best interests of its members to:

  • Comply with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of  The Scout Association.
  • Protect and maintain any property and equipment owned by and/or used by the Group
  • Manage the Group finances.
  • Provide insurance for people, property and equipment.
  • Provide sufficient resources for Scouting to operate. This includes, but is not limited to,
    supporting recruitment, other adult support, and fundraising activities.
  • Promote and support the development of Scouting in the local area.
  • Manage and implement the Safety Policy locally
  • Ensure that a positive image of Scouting exists in the local community.
  • Appoint and manage the operation of any sub-Committees, including appointing Chairmen to
    lead the sub-Committees.
  • Ensure that Young People are meaningfully involved in decision making at all levels within
    the Group.
  • The opening, closure and amalgamation of Sections in the Group as necessary.