The Executive Committee looks after the Group
Members of the Group Executive Committee are the 'Charity Trustees' of the Scout Group. Key appointments are the Group Chairman, Treasurer and the Secretary, without which the Group cannot operate.
Ideally there should be a parent of at least one member of each of the Sections in the Group on the committee. The Group Scout Leader and Section Leaders are ex Officio members.
The Executive Committee supports the Group Scout Leader and is responsible for the raising of funds and the administration of Group finances, the maintenance of Group property and the insurance of persons, property and equipment. It is a collection of individuals each with their own, and sometimes different views, which is a strength that often leads to even better ideas.
The size of the Committee and frequency of meetings depend very much on the circumstances and day-to-day needs of the Group.
Parents with particular expertise that could assist the Committee, for example, simple accountancy knowledge, secretarial skills or fund raising experience, should make an active contribution to the Group by offering their services.