Group Executive Committee

The Group Executive Committee exists to support the Group Scout Leader and aims to make sure that the Scout Group has the facilities and resources needed to deliver good Scouting.

The Committee is responsible for:

  • The maintenance of the Group’s property and equipment;
  • The raising of funds and the administration of the Group’s finance;
  • The insurance of persons, property and equipment;
  • Group public occasions; and
  • That the Scout Group complies with all legal and Scout Association requirements.


The Group Executive consists of four office holders:

  • Group Scout Leader (GSL)
  • Group Chairperson (nominated by the Group Scout Leader)
  • Group Treasurer (Elected annually at the AGM[1])
  • Group Secretary (Elected annually at the AGM[1])

Section Scout leaders may also choose to join the committee.


There are also:

  • Elected members, (elected annually at the AGM[1])
  • Nominated members, (nominated by the GSL at the AGM[1])
  • Co-opted Members


The membership of the Executive Committee is set up in this way to ensure that the interests of the Group Council and Group Scout Leader are represented and balanced.  It also serves to broaden the membership of the Executive Committee, hopefully bringing in people from other parts of the community. The co-opted members are often used to bring particular skills into the Executive Committee, perhaps because of a particular project that is being undertaken or problem that is being tackled.  Ideally each
section in the Group is represented on the Executive Committee either by a leader or a parent.


[1]AGM: Annual General Meeting