1st Mynydd Isa Scout Group (Registered Charity 1042224) is run primarily to further the purpose and aims of The Scouts.
The Purpose of Scouting:
The purpose of Scouting is to promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social, and spiritual potentials as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national, and international communities.
The Scout Method:
The Scout Method provides an enjoyable and attractive scheme of progressive training, based on the Scout Promise and Law, guided by adult leadership.
The Group’s governing rules are those of The Scouts. They consist of a Royal Charter, which in turn gives authority to the Bye Laws of the Association and The Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scouts. This is a published document accessible from The Scouts UK website.
The Scout Group has legal recognition as a charitable trust, registered with the Charity Commission.
The group has control measures designed to provide reasonable assurance against material mismanagement or loss; these include trustees appointed in line with the guidance set by the Charity Commission.
The group is run and maintained entirely by unpaid volunteers. Leaders and assistant leaders are required (as part of the leadership warrant) to undertake a number of hours of appropriate training per year and must have minimum ‘first response’ first aid qualification.
Management of the Scout Group:
The Scout Group is led by the Group Scout Leader (or appointed Acting Group Scout Leader) and managed by an Executive Committee.
Members of the committee are also ‘Charity Trustees’ of the Scout Group, and as such are accountable for the satisfactory running of the Group, and ensuring compliance with the legislation applicable to charities.
Charity Trustee duties include registration, keeping proper accounts and making returns to the Charity Commission.
The appointment of Trustees is in accordance with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association.
The Management committee aims to meet regularly. The date and time of these meetings are
public to interested parties, and there is a procedure for raising issues by non-management committee stakeholders. Details of meetings are shared via email to members and conducted in person, or virtually in online meetings.
Management committee comprises a minimum:
- Group Scout Leader (GSL)
- Group Chairperson
- Group Treasurer
- Group Secretary
- Section Leaders (Scouts, Cubs and Beavers) Desirable additional committee members:
- Group Quartermaster (QM)
- H&S representatives
- Fund-raising Coordinator
- Parents Representative
- Building / Maintenance Manager
The Group Executive Committee exists to support the Group Scout Leader in meeting the responsibilities of the Group and is responsible for the following:
- The maintenance and security of Group property.
- The raising of funds and the administration of Group finance.
- The adequate insurance of persons, property and equipment.
- Group involvement in public occasions.
- Assisting in the recruitment of leaders and other adult support.
- Appointing any sub committees that may be required.
- Appointing external contractors as appropriate.
The Scout Method provides an enjoyable and attractive scheme of progressive training, based on the Scout Promise and Law, and guided by adult leadership. In practice the method is best seen when young people, in partnership with adults, are:
- Enjoying what they are doing;
- learning by doing;
- participating in varied and progressive activities;
- making choices for themselves;
- taking responsibility for their own actions;
- working in groups;
- taking increasing responsibility for others;
- taking part in activities outdoors;
- Making and living out their Scout Promise. To facilitate and continue to provide scouting to residents within the Mynydd Isa area in terms of appropriate property, equipment, and adult leadership.
Our vision for 2025
By 2025* we’ll have prepared more young people with skills for life, supported by amazing leaders delivering an inspiring programme.
We’ll be growing, more inclusive, shaped by young people and making a bigger impact in our communities.
Scouting actively engages and supports young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.
We act with care, respect, integrity, cooperation, exploring our own and others’ beliefs.
Our plan is to build on the success of the previous plan: to continue to grow, become more inclusive, be shaped by young people and make a bigger impact in our communities. We have set new goals for 2025.
As a movement, we have grown for the last 13 years. We want to continue that positive trend, bringing skills for life to more young people across the UK.
By 2025 nationally we’ll have:
- 50,000 more young people aged 6-18 in Scouts
- 10,000 more frontline adult volunteers (Section Leaders and Assistant Section Leaders)
- 5,000 more Young Leaders
Scouts is open to all. We now have over 102,000 girls and have started 834 sections in areas of deprivation since 2013. We believe it’s a priority to reflect the diversity of the communities we are in.
- we will have started Scouts in 500 more areas of deprivation reaching young people who could benefit the most
- our adult volunteers will reflect the demographics of our society
Over the last four years, there has been a growing momentum to ensure young people are shaping their experiences and taking on leadership roles at Scouts. We want to continue to build on this.
- 250,000 young people will be shaping their experiences at Scouts
- 50% of young people will be achieving the top awards
Since the launch of our social action campaign, A Million Hands, in 2015, over 250,000 young people have had the opportunity to take part in high quality social action on four big issues of our time. The campaign won ‘Cross-Sector Partnership of the Year’ at the Charity Times Awards in 2016.