Posted 9 April 2024

Selection process for new Trustees from April 2024

To comply with The Scout Association’s Policy, Organisation and Rules County’s Trustee Board has agreed that from the June 2024 AGM,  there will be eight Trustees, six to be selected by a vote to be held before the AGM, who will focus on governance matters.   

These “volunteer” appointments are for a three-year term although Trustees may stand down during that period if they so wish.

The Six Trustee vacancies are:

  • Chair,
  • Treasurer, 
  • Trustee – 3 vacancies  
  • Trustee aged between 18 and 25 years – 1 vacancy 

The above vacancies are being advertised both externally and to all members of Cambridgeshire Scouting.

Two ex-officio posts, “term limited” according to their scouting role and not to three years, are the County Commissioner  (County Lead Volunteer), and County Youth Commissioner (County Youth Lead).

An administrator will be provided by the County’s support team to take minutes for the Board of Trustees and to assist with related tasks.

Frequency of Trustee Board meetings:  every two months plus the Annual General Meeting

Self-nominations for these vacancies are welcome from all. Existing membership of scouting is not a pre-requisite. Experience of governance, perhaps through work or within the charity sector, may be be an advantage. Appropriate training and support will be provided.

Eligibility to be a Charity Trustee is essential. 

Documents and information for downloading: please click the links below:

Completed Nomination and Skills audit forms are to be emailed to reach  by 6th May 2024 at the latest.

For more information regarding the role of Trustees within Scouting; read more here.



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