How Can You Help?

How Can You Help?

As a voluntary organisation, we rely on people like you to help us provide memorable experiences for young people in Holmwood and Capel. No matter what your skills or background, you can help inspire and provide skills for life to children in your area, make new friends, and have fun yourself in the process. You might find that you get as much out of scouting as the young people you work with!

At the moment, we’ve got a range of positions within the 24th Holmwood and Capel Scout Group that we’re looking to fill. Please note that you don’t have to have a child in the scout Group to help with one of these positions:

Group Treasurer

As a charity, we depend on money we raise to fund the work of the Group and need to report each year to the Charity Commission on our financial status. The treasurer plays a key role in the group, monitoring and managing the finances of the Group, making sure that the group’s financial information is maintained accurately and meets all of the relevant laws, and submitting the group’s annual accounts to the Charity Commission.

Alongside this, the treasurer works with the Section Leaders and the rest of the Executive Committee to decide how to use the money we raise to provide the best quality scouting that we can to the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts in the 24th Holmwood and Capel Scout Group.

Previous experience of financial management is useful but not essential, but this role needs someone who is organised, confident with financial information, and able to communicate well.  This is not a full-time commitment, but you will need to attend around four Executive Committee meetings every year.

Executive Committee Members

The Scout Group’s executive committee works to support the leaders to run the scout group and to make sure that the group delivers the best experiences it can, safely and legally.  Like the Board of Governors in a school, the executive committee helps to set the long-term vision for the group and supports the group’s leaders to make that a reality.

As a member of the executive committee, you will help to set the strategy for the scout group and enable the section leaders to deliver a balanced programme of activities to all sections in the group.  You do not have to have a child in the scout group to join the committee.

This is not a full-time commitment, but you will need to attend around four Executive Committee meetings every year.

For more information, please contact:

Alexandra Fairbrother – Group Scout Leader – gsl24dorking@gmail.com

Sarah Hart – Group Chair – sarahhart235@gmail.com

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