Tools to help you run your executive committee

Executive committees are an important part of scouting – but are often overlooked. 


The group executive committee supports the group scout leader and ensures the effective administration of the scout group. The group executive committee is responsible for the management of the scout group. It is accountable to the group scout council, which is made-up of all the people involved in scouting in the group: leaders, helpers, parents, administrators, patrol leaders, and a few others.

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The committee has several responsibilities. These include:

  • ensuring that the scout group has a good place to meet  

  • providing equipment for the scout group

  • ensuring that the scout group is suitably insured

  • raising funds for the group

  • administrating the scout group's finances

  • assisting in the recruitment of leaders

  • organising social events.

Our executive committee toolkit will help you define the role of your group executive committee and its members. It provides lots of practical reference material on the different responsibilities of the committee and tools, templates and guidance covering all areas including help to recruit, welcome and induct members to committee. 

The toolkit covers:

  • the purpose and role of the group executive committee

  • the key responsibilities of the committees’ officers 

  • good governance & policy, organisation & rules

  • recruiting and supporting executive committee members

  • accounting and bank accounts

  • a rough guide to insurance

  • model constitution

  • claiming gift aid

  • creating a group assets register

  • successful annual general meetings (AGMs)

  • pro-active committee meetings

  • active sub-committees

You can find all these and more below...