We now have a vacancy for a volunteer to help support our group.  There are more details of the role below.  If you think you can help with this, let us know.

Role: Group Treasurer

Aim

  • To ensure efficient and effective administration of group financial affairs

What would I have to do?

  • Maintain group accounts
  • Support sections' accounts
  • Receive and pay in members' subscriptions and other monies
  • Signatory to Group Bank Accounts
    • Issue funds to group sections
    • Reimburse receipted expenses
    • Pay group bills (Insurance, Rent, HQ Membership, etc)
  • Compile and submit Gift Aid claim
  • Support Applications for Grants
  • Attend group executive meetings

What support will I get?

  • Support from Group Scout Leader and Section leaders
  • Support and guidance from outgoing group treasurer
  • Online accounts spreadsheets
  • Online subs recording and gift aid spreadsheets
  • Agreed systems and processes to simplify work
  • Training from Scout district and HQ factsheets
  • Charity Trustee training
  • Any minor expenses incurred will be paid 

What skills/time/equipment do I need?

  • Internet access
  • Good cash management skills
  • Medium time commitment
    • Attendance at 5 x 1h30 meetings on alternate months (Weds evening)
    • Attendance at Group Annual General Meeting
    • Record and bank members subs at the start of each school term
    • Issue monies to sections and individuals as required 
    • Submission of Gift Aid claim once per year
  • This role will require a CRB check

How long is the job for?

  • This is an elected role for a 12 month term
  • you may choose to stand for election again at that time
We now have a vacancy for a volunteer to help support our group.  There are more details of the role below.  If you think you can help with this, let us know.

Role: Group Secretary

Aim

  • To ensure efficient and effective administration of group executive meetings

What would I have to do?

  • Prepare and circulate agenda's for meetings
  • Attend meetings to participate and take minutes
  • Circulate minutes to attendees
  • Type any official (ad-hoc) group letters

What support will I get?

  • Support from Group Scout Leader and Group Chair in preparing for meetings 
  • Online email and word processing tools (if required)
  • eMailing list for executive members
  • Charity Trustee training
  • Any minor expenses incurred will be paid 

What skills/time/equipment do I need?

  • Internet access
  • Basic word-processing skills 
  • Organisation to attend meetings and circulate agendas and minutes in good time
  • Low time commitment, meetings are usually one and a half hours every other month 
  • This role will require a CRB check

How long is the job for?

  • This is an elected role for a 12 month term
  • you may choose to stand for election again at that time
Hobbycraft, the UK’s leading art and craft retailer has recently joined in partnership with The Scout Association in sponsoring the Cubs Artist Activity Badge.

Through this new partnership, Hobbycraft aims to support the Scout Association by providing art and craft project ideas that are inspiring and fun for Group leaders and Cubs alike.

Hobbycraft currently have 68 stores nationwide with many more new stores opening soon. With over 35,000 products for over 250 art and craft activities, the stores are a real Aladdin’s Cave.

And between 15-21 October, Leaders of all sections will be entitled to a 20% discount in Hobbycraft stores. To find out where your nearest local store is, visit our handy store locator and if one is nearby, simply take your membership card into store to claim your discount.

Parents are also eligible for the in-store discount upon presenting this voucher
The Annual General Meeting of 7th Fulwood (St Anthony's) Scout Council will take place on Sunday 11th November at 11:30am in St Anthony's Annexe (immediately following church parade).

What's it for?
The AGM has 2 main purposes:
1) To report the group's financial standing and activities over the last year.
2) To elect an executive committee

What is the executive committee?
The exec committee is the management body of the scout group.  It is similar to the governing body of a school or a company's board of directors.  It meets 5 times a year, on a Wednesday evening, for about an hour and a half.  The executive is responsible for:

  • the maintenance of the Group’s property and equipment
  • the raising of funds and the administration of the Group’s finance
  • the insurance of persons, property and equipment
  • Group public occasions
  • assisting with the recruitment of Leaders and other adult support   

What roles are there?
As well as uniformed leaders, we need the support of parents to fill a number of roles.  Under the scout association's rules, these roles cannot be filled by uniformed leaders. This helps ensure that you, the parents, have a say in how the group is run and supports the leaders.  Elections are for a 12 month period and the following roles are available:

  • Group Chair (1) - nominated by Group Scout Leader
    • Chairs meetings and represents the group
  • Group Secretary (1)
    • Takes minutes at meetings and sends some group correspondence
  • Group Treasurer (1)
    • Manages the group accounts and financial transactions
  • Elected members (4-6)
    • represent the parents of their child's section at meetings
    • support the group as agreed at meetings
How does this affect me?
Firstly we would like you to attend the AGM.  Secondly we would like you to consider whether you or someone you know could support the scout group by taking on one of the above roles for a 12 month period.
Well done! to everyone who attended our first parade of the school year.
Everyone looked very smart and was well behaved.  The group photos look brilliant and you can order your copies online here: http://www.onlinepictureproof.com/fresh/albums/events/295121

Our next parade is on Remembrance Sunday, 11th November.  Meet at 10am in the annexe or 9:45am for a practice in church if you are doing a bidding prayer or reading.

Please remember that your duty to God is part of the young persons' promise and therefore we expect a good attendance.  If for any reason you can not attend, please send apologies to your section leader in advance.