Be a Trustee


Charity Trustees are volunteers who make some
of the most important decisions in Scouting.
They are members of a group known as the
Executive Committee and every Scout Group
and District has one. The Executive Committee
in Scouting is like a board of governors in a
school; essentially it makes sure that the best
quality Scouting is delivered to young people
in the local area.
The volunteers that make up the Committee give
their time to ensure that Scouting continues to
meet its charitable purpose: safely and legally.

Five Reasons to become an Executive Committee member

1. You will help to support
and develop local Scouting,
allowing young people in
the area to experience
fun, friendship and
everyday adventure.

2. You will put your existing
skills and experience to
good use.

3. It’s a great way to meet
new people.

4. You will learn new skills
that could help build your
CV, or just add to your
experience or confidence
in certain areas.

5. Your work will make a
difference to young people
involved in Scouting locally.

How much time will I need to give?

On average, Executive Committee members
attend four to six meetings a year.
The exact amount of time required will
depend on the needs of local Scouting. Generally,
dates of meetings will be agreed at the start of
the year with all Executive Committee members,
giving you the flexibility to say when you are available.

For details on being a trustee and other roles at 1st Leatherhead

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls