Working behind the scenes

Not everything we do involves working with young people 

 

We have to manage our premises, manage the business of the Group (as a charity) and raise funds.

 

Here you can see more about these important roles - supporting the Scout Group and allowing Leaders to get on with the business of providing the best possible Scouting for our young people.

 

We always need people to help with these tasks. If you'd like to get involved, please Click Here.

Looking after our Scout Centre

 

We own our Scout Centre and we're responsible for all repairs and maintenance.

 

We have a team who carry out the practical work required - painting, joinery, electrical, gardening, etc - to keep our Scout Centre working and in good condition. There's always plenty to be done!

 

We now have an amazing building. Find out more on our Scout Centre page.

Trustees

 

The Scout Group is an independent Scottish Charity (SC032681) and must comply with appropriate legislation and guidelines. Our volunteer trustees give their time to ensure that the Scout Group continues to operate safely and legally.

 

They make sure there’s enough money for our volunteer Leaders to deliver the programme and that the Scout Centre and equipment such as tents and activity materials are available and safe to use.

 

The trustees form the Executive Committee. This meets 6-9 times a year and trustees are elected annually at the AGM. Our trustees have different skills to offer, come from different backgrounds and have varying experience.

 

There are some skills and experiences that would really help, such as:

  • Recruitment of adults and young people
  • Fundraising
  • Organising events
  • Publicity
  • Premises management
  • Financial knowledge and experience
  • IT and administration
  • Governance

Helping to raise funds

 

We have an active fundraising programme to provide additional funds to invest in our premises, equipment and activities.

 

There are many ways to help with this. Much of it can be done from home and fit around other commitments, such as:

 

  • Help run hot food stalls at community events
  • Make applications for grants and donations
  • Organise our annual Group sponsor event
  • Run our annual prize draw
  • Organise events such as quiz nights

News ...

20 April 2021

We're back!

Once again, our young people are starting to meet up outdoors and take part in the activities they love.

With the proper precautions in place they've been hiking, tent-pitching, fire-lighting, exploring the local woods and taking part in a whole range of exciting activities at Scout Adventures, Fordell Firs.

 

 

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