Like any other organisation there needs to be a support system in place. In Scouting, support for the delivery of the Scout Program by the Section Leaders is provided by the parents of the youth members.
Each Scout Group has a ‘Group Support Committee’. This Committee is made up of parents and supporters of the Group.
All adult family members are members of the Group Support Committee and as such are expected to attend monthly meetings of the Committee and the Annual General Meeting.
The Group Committee generally consists of a Chairperson who works closely with the Group Leader to ensure effective management of the whole Group. There is also a Secretary and Treasurer who are responsible for minutes, correspondence and the finances of the Group respectively.
There are other ‘supporter’ roles on the Group Support Committee and these may consist of Assistant Group Leader, Group Fundraiser, Membership Co-ordinator etc. Roles can be tailored to suit individuals circumstances.
Overall the responsibilities of the Group Support Committee are:
- Manage the Scout Group
- Maintain the resources of the Group (human, physical & financial)
- Raise funds and administer the Group finances
- Public relations (Group Newsletter, Website, Media, etc)
- Assist in the recruitment of Leaders and other adult support
The Group Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer all become registered members of Scouts Queensland and are issued with a ‘Working with Children Blue Card’.
Any parent or member of the public can become involved with the Group as either a Uniformed Volunteer (Section Leader) or a Non-Uniformed Volunteer (committee, supporter, badge examiner, sponsor or helper).
All adults that work with youth members MUST have a Working with Children Blue Card. This requirement is STRICTLY adhered to by the Scout Association of Australia, Queensland Branch.
The Mount Bruce Scout Group Committee generally meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month and meet at the Camp Hill Bowls Club, 150 Ferguson Road, Camp Hill. Meetings commence at 6.30pm sharp.
15 May - Annual Report Presentation