The District Executive Committee plays a vital role in the running of a Scout District. Executive Committees make decisions and carry out administrative tasks to ensure that the resources are available so that the best quality Scouting can be delivered in the District.
The Executive Committee exists to support the District Commissioner in meeting the responsibilities of their appointment.
Members of the Executive Committee acts collectively as charity trustees of the Scout District, and in the best interests of its members.
Responsibilities for the Executive include:
- Complying with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association.
- Protecting and maintaining any property and equipment owned by and/or used by the District.
- Managing the District finances.
- Providing insurance for people, property and equipment.
- Providing sufficient resources for Scouting to operate. This includes, but is not limited to, supporting recruitment, other adult support, and fundraising activities.
- Promoting and support the development of Scouting in the local area.
- Managing and implement the Safety Policy locally.
- Ensuring that a positive image of Scouting exists in the local community.
- Appointing and managing the operation of any sub- Committees, including appointing Chairs to lead the sub-Committees.
- Ensuring that Young People are meaningfully involved in decision making at all levels within the District.