The Parents Committee’s main function is to support the leaders to ensure that we have an active and healthy group. The committee:
- controls group finance, maintains (and cleans) the hall and grounds,
- completes submissions for special funding, organises fundraising and social activities,
- seeks potential leaders and supports leaders with training and equipment,
- promotes the group and Scouting in our community to ensure growth in membership.
The Parents Committee is elected at an Annual General Meeting usually held in term 1 of each year. Members are required to attend meetings held approximately once a month on a night that suites most members of the committee and here we plan and develop activities, long term stragities for the group and maintenance and upkeep plans for our building and equipment. Visitors are always welcomed and we encourage you to have your say and help provide direction for our group.
Our Committee includes a chairperson, treasurer and secretary, and at least one representative from the hall maintenance, fundraising and publicity committees.
Joining the Parents Committee is one of the ways in which interested parents can support their child's Scouting without the weekly commitment of being a Leader. It is also a good way to get to know other parents and support our leaders in the day to day running of a section.