In 2011, Rule 3.23(b)(ii) of the Policy, Organisation and Rules (POR) of the Scout Association was amended so as to remove the mandatory requirement for all Section Leaders to also act as members of their Group Executive Committees by virtue of their Section Leader role. In order to allow for a more flexible approach, Section Leaders were given the option to decide whether they wish to act as a member of the Group Executive Committee and, if so, to declare this expressly in writing or verbally at the Group Annual General Meeting (AGM). This form can be used to formally declare your intent to act as a member of the Group Executive Committee and present it to the AGM.
It is important to note that as a member of the Group Executive Committee you will be responsible for ensuring the effective management and administration of the Scout Group and, by law, will also be acting as a Charity Trustee. Thus, as a member of the Group Executive Committee you will be assuming certain legal and financial responsibilities both individually as well as jointly with the other members.
Some people may be disqualified from becoming a Charity Trustee and details of these restrictions can be found in POR Rule 13.1 or on the Charity Commission website at www.charity-commission.gov.uk. For more information about the role of Charity Trustees within the Scout Association, please visit www.scouts.org.uk/supportresources.
I, confirm that I have read the duties and responsibilities above and declare that I wish to act as member of the Executive Committee of FIRST BARTON SCOUT GROUP. I understand that as a member of the Group Executive Committee I will be acting as a Charity Trustee and confirm that I am not disqualified from doing so.