Would you like to help shape direction or make a difference
to Scouting in Clyde Region?
We’re looking for volunteers to stand for election to the
Regional Executive Committee and become a Trustee of the Charity.
What’s the Regional Executive Committee, do I have anything
to offer and what might I get out of it?
All good questions!
So, the formal bit… The Regional Executive Committee is
responsible for managing the affairs of the Region, for supporting the Regional
Commissioner in meeting the responsibilities of his appointment and for providing
support for Scout Districts, Groups, Explorer Scout Units and Scout Network Units
across the Region.
But what does that mean in practice?
The committee meets four times a year and is responsible for
overseeing the running of The Glasgow Scout Shop, Auchengillan Outdoor Centre
and the regional office. In addition, it sets a development plan or strategy to
look at how we might support local Scouting.
The committee discusses potential new developments for
Auchengillan Outdoor Centre and ideas for events and activities, gets updates
on accounts and budgets for all operations and manages risk (anything bad) that
we might be exposed to.
We also look at challenges that are occurring within
Scouting and how we can support more young people, regardless of their background
to be given the opportunity to join Scouting.
Lots of people don’t realise it but members of the Executive
Committee are to some extent overseeing a business with a turnover of more than
£2million per year.
But I’ve never been on a board or a committee before?
That doesn’t matter, we can train and support you to grow in
to the role. You’ll get an induction training evening with the Chair and Secretary
and then we’ll discuss what other skills you feel would be useful to you.
Additionally, some people opt to join committees because of
skills that they already have in management, governance, communications, HR or
It’s good to have a mixture of experienced and new members.
So, interested? We have 4 vacancies this year, 1 of which
will be a 1 year commitment , 1 of which will be a 2 year commitment and 2 of which will be a 3 year commitment.
Whilst anyone who is eligible can opt to stand for election,
we’re keen to encourage applications from adult leaders and Scout Network
members aged 18 to 23 as we would like two of our trustees from that age group
and it would be good to increase our female representation on the committee as
For an informal chat about the role, you can contact Gary in
the regional office.
For more information about the nomination process, click here.
To complete a nomination form or self nomination, which
should be returned to Gary Bainbridge in the Regional Office by 25 September
2017, click here.Author: Gary Bainbridge