As Scouts we prepare young people with skills for life. Each year we help over 460,000 girls and boys enjoy fun and adventure while developing skills to succeed. If you choose to volunteer, you can work directly with young people or in a support role as a team or individual. Prior experience or a connection with Scouting is not necessary and we welcome people from different backgrounds. Remember, you can decide how much or little time you give to Scouting.

The 1st Burntwood is a dynamic Scout Group that helps over 100 young people enjoy fun and adventure while developing skills for life. With two Beaver Scout Colonies, two Cub Packs and a Scout Troop, our friendly leadership team is always kept busy and open to new members joining the team. Here are just some of the things you could help us with and make all the difference.

Help deliver skills for life.

Would you like the chance to go camping, climbing, potholing, lead community projects while helping prepare young people with skills for life? As an assistant section leader you will do all of this and more, using your skills and learning new ones.

As part of 1st Burntwood Scout Group, you will help plan and deliver a safe and exciting programme for young people, making sure every young person gets the chance to spend at least one night away each year.

You’ll use your energy and creativity to help young people have fun, develop their potential and earn a wide range of badges and awards, including the prestigious Chief Scout Awards. Of course you won’t have to do this alone – a team of supporters, parents and the young people themselves will help you plan and deliver the programme. But it’s your enthusiasm and sense of fun and adventure that will inspire them.

Group Secretary
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The Group Scout Leader manages the Group and is responsible for its support and development and the programme of activities it offers to young people.

The Group Chair and the Group Executive Committee support the Group Scout Leader and ensure the effective administration of the Scout Group. The Group Scout Leader nominates the Group Chair and the relationship should be one of partnership and mutual support.

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

The leaders in the Group work with their team of adults (who perform a variety of roles) to deliver an exciting and attractive programme of activities for young people in the Group. Their work is co-ordinated through the Group Scouters’ meeting (chaired by the Group Scout Leader), which includes the Section Leaders and Assistants.

The Group Secretary works closely with the Group Chair and the Group Scout Leader to ensure the successful running of the Group Scout Council and the Group Executive Committee.

The role description will vary but the following are the key duties of the Group Secretary:

  • Act as Secretary to the Group Scout Council.
  • Act as Secretary to the Group Executive Committee.
  • Work closely with and support the Group Chair.
  • Provide sound administration in respect of the obligations according to POR, including inventories of Group equipment.
  • Ensure completion of the Group annual census return.
  • Maintain records and lists of members and associate members as required for the effective administration of the Scout Group.
  • Ensure documents relating to the ownership of property and equipment and all other legal and official documents are kept in a safe place and there is a full recovery of all files stored electronically.
  • Maintain effective communication with the District Secretary.
  • Be a full and active member of the Group Executive Committee.
  • Work alongside the Group Executive Committee in producing the Scout Group’s Annual Report.

 

Group Secretary

The Group Scout Leader manages the Group and is responsible for its support and development and the programme of activities it offers to young people.

The Group Chair and the Group Executive Committee support the Group Scout Leader and ensure the effective administration of the Scout Group. The Group Scout Leader nominates the Group Chair and the relationship should be one of partnership and mutual support.

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

The leaders in the Group work with their team of adults (who perform a variety of roles) to deliver an exciting and attractive programme of activities for young people in the Group. Their work is co-ordinated through the Group Scouters’ meeting (chaired by the Group Scout Leader), which includes the Section Leaders and Assistants.

The Group Secretary works closely with the Group Chair and the Group Scout Leader to ensure the successful running of the Group Scout Council and the Group Executive Committee.

The role description will vary but the following are the key duties of the Group Secretary:

  • Act as Secretary to the Group Scout Council.
  • Act as Secretary to the Group Executive Committee.
  • Work closely with and support the Group Chair.
  • Provide sound administration in respect of the obligations according to POR, including inventories of Group equipment.
  • Ensure completion of the Group annual census return.
  • Maintain records and lists of members and associate members as required for the effective administration of the Scout Group.
  • Ensure documents relating to the ownership of property and equipment and all other legal and official documents are kept in a safe place and there is a full recovery of all files stored electronically.
  • Maintain effective communication with the District Secretary.
  • Be a full and active member of the Group Executive Committee.
  • Work alongside the Group Executive Committee in producing the Scout Group’s Annual Report.

Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls