The Treasurer plays a key role in any Scout 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. We are grateful to our backbone of Group, District and Regional Treasurers. We look to our Team of Treasurers for advice, guidance and reassurance on all aspects of financial management and reporting for Scouting. Taking on the Treasurer role is a great way to network and to give something back. The experience can be hugely rewarding for the right person.
Next in our ‘Meet our Volunteer’ series, we’d like to introduce you to Jacqui, Group Treasurer for the Lauderdale Scout Group in the Scottish Borders.
Read her story and find the perfect volunteer role for yourself. Whether you want to work with young people directly or help behind the scenes, there’s something for everyone at Scouts.
Name – Jacqui Millar
Group and District – Lauderdale Scout Group, Borders District
Role – Treasurer (main role) but she also manages the Hall Booking and maintain the website
Joined Scouting – since 2014/5
Any former Scouting experience? I had no official experience in Scouting but before joining Lauderdale Scouts, my husband (who used to be a Leader in Lauder before Lauderdale Scout Group became Lauderdale Scout Group) and I used to go around different campsites to test them out to see if they would be suitable for the Group to attend. I also attended a couple of the camps as an extra helper.
I did attend Brownies and Guides when I was younger. Which I know is not quite the same. I was a very adventurous teen and enjoyed trips with the school to do abseiling, hillwalking, windsurfing etc.
Volunteers make Scouts happen at a national level as well as a local one. From our Chief Scout and Chair of our Board to the incredible volunteers who support young people as leaders and occasional helpers at our local groups, these are just some of the superstars who’ve stepped up to inspire a generation. We’re proud that Scouts is a volunteer led movement. That’s where you come in.
There are lots of ways you can get more involved with Scouts in the Borders as a parent, carer or family member. From helping out occasionally on a family rota or playing a vital role behind the scenes, to stepping up as a leader, our volunteering activities are as varied as you.
We’re talking tidy uppers and tea makers, session planners and zoom navigators, fundraisers and treasurers, and all-round team players to support our young people.
The good news is you shape what you do and the time you have to give. Scouts happens when a lot of us give a little (and no, you don’t have to be a Scout or outdoors expert to volunteer).
Across the Borders District, the current vacancies include:
What to expect:
* No two weeks are the same, but the impact you make is always great.
Make a difference, volunteer today
To find out more about helping out, speak to the leader at your local group or use our volunteer enquiry form which can be found using the option below. Share your details and a volunteer from your local team will be in touch soon.