Aims

The aim of Exec meetings is to deal with fundraising, insurance, premises, money coming in and going out, and looking after our equipment.

Committee meetings

There are usually three or four meetings per year, taking place in members’ homes.  The District Commissioner and the District Chairman are invited to Group Executive meetings and provided with minutes.

New committee members

New committee members require Scout Association clearance to been confirmed to the Group Scout Leader by the Scout Association before they start serving on the committee (POR Rule 2.4 k).

Applications for clearance are made by submitting an Application Form

Training

Training and self-development are an integral part of Scouting for all members.  The training scheme is designed to help you in your role.  It is split into many small modules for your convenience.   It can be done online at:

https://members.scouts.org.uk/supportresources/search/?cat=23,223,235

Individual committee members are responsible for ensuring that they complete Modules 1 and 4 within five months of their Provisional Appointment. Once training has been completed, it needs to be signed off by the Group Scout Leader or a Training Advisor.

Useful contacts

Group contact details are available from the Group Secretary.

Contact details for other Scouting adults in Suffolk are available by logging in to the “County Directory” pages on the website www.suffolkscouts.org.uk

Discretion

Discretion should be observed at all times in relation to discussing individual children, their behaviour, difficulties, family circumstances and all matters normally considered private or sensitive.

Pertinent matters of this type may be discussed at Leaders meetings, but any report to the Executive Committee should be in general terms (no names).