Make a difference by getting involved in our NEW Executive Committee

The 154th Edinburgh North East (Greenside Parish Church) Scout Group does not have an Executive Committee and we need willing volunteers to become members. Please join our leadership team. We need new volunteers in order to function AND make a difference at the ‘business end’ of our Scout Group. 

The 154th Edinburgh North East (Greenside Parish Church) is a Scout Group part of the Edinburgh North East Scout District which is part of the South East of Scotland Scout Region.

The NEW Executive Committee will play a vital role in the running of the 154th Edinburgh North East Scout Group. We basically can’t function without it. 

The Committee makes decisions and carries out administrative tasks to ensure that the resources are available so that the best quality Scouting can be delivered locally in the Group. These volunteer roles are more about the skills you can bring to the role so please never assume your skills won’t be of use. And, you don’t need to have had Scouts experience before or be Bear Grylls to join in. Really!  Everyone is welcome. 

Joining our Executive Committee is an exciting way to be part of Scouts in a non-uniformed role, playing a valuable role in making sure we deliver the best experiences to our young people. 


The 154th Edinburgh North East (Greenside Parish Church) Scout Group needs: 

  1. 1. New Chair: Do you have good leadership skills and enjoy motivating a team? 
  1. 2. New Treasurer: Are you good at keeping track of money? 
  1. 3. New Secretary: Do you have good administration skills? 
  1. 4. New Executive members: If you would like to help but don’t have the time then this is a great way of helping. 

The Group Executive Committee: 

Our Executive Committee will be made up of people who shape our decisions, approve our strategy and monitor our performance.  

Though ‘Executive’ sounds a bit formal, it is actually not like that at all! We are a relaxed group of like-minded individuals! These roles are ideal for those who do not necessarily wish to work directly with young people but would like to help to support and develop Scouting a couple of hours or so a month. 

As you know, Scouts is both a young person and adult experience – making friends, trying something new, doing something good for both your community and yourself and importantly making memories. It’s adventurous and rewarding. This Scouting adventure is only possible thanks to our superstar volunteers – ordinary people, like YOU, making an extraordinary difference to young people’s lives. 

Read about some of our other superstar volunteers: 

Click here to read some existing volunteer stories and experiences from Beaver and Cub Leaders to Executive members. 

Your opportunity:

This is your chance to be extraordinary and help in a flexible way! Joining our committee is not as posh as it sounds but we do like to have fun.   

  • *Minimal commitment – only a couple of hours a month 
  • *Flexible volunteering to fit around you – your skills/interests/time 
  • *Alongside like-minded people – we’re easy to get on with 
  • *Great fun – it sounds formal, but it isn’t! 
  • *Make a difference – get that ‘feel good factor’

The Executive Committee exists to support the Group Scout Leader in meeting the responsibilities of their appointment. 

  • Members of the Executive Committee must act collectively as charity trustees of the Scout Group, and in the best interests of its members to: 
  • *Comply with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association. 
  • *Protect and maintain any property and equipment owned by and/or used by the Group. 
  • *Manage the Group finances. 
  • *Provide insurance for people, property and equipment. 
  • *Provide sufficient resources for Scouting to operate. This includes, but is not limited to, supporting recruitment, other adult support, and fundraising activities. 
  • *Promote and support the development of Scouting in the local area. 
  • *Manage and implement the Safety Policy locally. 
  • *Ensure that a positive image of Scouting exists in the local community. 
    *Appoint and manage the operation of any sub-Committees, including appointing a Chair to lead the sub-Committees.
    Ensure that Young People are meaningfully involved in decision making at all levels within the Group. 
    *The opening, closure and amalgamation of Sections in the Group as necessary. 

This is an exciting time for 154
th Edinburgh North East Scouts. As a member of the Executive Committee, you can play an essential part, be impactful and make a difference! This is flexible volunteering to fit around you. 

What next? 
Would you like to have an informal conversation? Please reach out to Moira MacKirdy, Group Scout Leader, for a chat – And feel free to nominate someone, there is no commitment. 

Why not read our Guide for the Group Executive Committee HERE. 

Please don’t assume someone else will step up, really, we need your help please. 

Thank you! 

Moira MacKirdy 
Group Scout Leader 
154th Edinburgh North East Scout Group 

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