Help shape Sefton North Scouts

Date: 1st Aug 2020 Author: Ian Bench
Why becoming an Executive member isn’t as scary as it sounds?

What is an Executive Committee Member? If you are thinking it’s not for you, then think again. Because the strength of a committee is in having a variety of members with different knowledge and experiences.

Executive Committee Member sounds like a very formal, very scary, title full of responsibility. However, the shared responsibilities are about providing support to Scouting. A key task for the group is to approve spending plans and ensure resources are available to support Scouting.

How much will I do? Commonly six to eight meetings a year of around an hour, exceptionally two hours. Depending on the challenge, there may be some smaller tasks. In other words, your skills will help in gathering details to support decision making.

Who will help me? The core of the Committee is the Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and two Commissioners. You will be one of between 4-8 Committee Members sharing support for each other as part of the role.

“For me, being part of the executive has helped to build my confidence and to really believe in my abilities” 

Lucy James

Lucy James joined the Committee over a year ago, and has found great value in membership. She described her fellow members as “a great team of individuals who offer knowledge and experience” to help Scouting. Moreover, benefiting from opportunities “to listen to other people’s opinions and to value their experience and advice” We are looking forward to shaping scouting with you.

 

Still interested? Get in touch HERE and have a discussion with one of the team.

 

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