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The Scout Association’s Annual General Meeting 2017

Saturday 2nd September 2017

Gilwell Park, Chingford, London E4 7QW
11:00 to midday, registration from 10:00 to be seated by 10:45

The Annual General Meeting is once again taking place as part of the wider Gilwell Reunion programme (1st to 3rd September 2017). You’ll see changes at this year’s Gilwell Reunion; please do attend the weekend if you can.

All Council Members will receive a formal AGM notice and agenda in July. If you wish to attend from the Friday to Sunday for Gilwell Reunion please book your tickets as soon as possible. If you are only attending the Annual General Meeting please await further information with your formal notice. We expect and welcome non-voting observers to this Annual General Meeting but seating capacity for observers is limited so please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. which will be provided on a first come basis.

Appointed members

Council Members will be asked to approve the Board’s recommendation that Gordon Boyd be appointed Treasurer of The Scout Association for a second three-year term from 2017 to 2020.

Bye Laws

Council Members will be asked to approve the Board’s recommendation to make some changes to the Bye Laws, including some changes which better reflect youth shaped governance.  If you have any questions or require further information about the Annual General Meeting, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. All information relating to the Annual General Meeting, including the Association’s Bye Laws can be found here.

 


Nominations for Election to the Board of Trustees

Deadline: Friday 30th June 2017
How to nominate a candidate

All Council Members are encouraged to nominate candidates and assist in reaching a wide pool of good applicants. Lack of board diversity has been highlighted as a concern by the Charity Commission and we particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates where we are under-represented. A recent skills audit of Board members identified that the Board would especially benefit from experience in fundraising, digital, communications or legal and regulatory expertise.

The Board member's role

Further information about the Board member role, the role description and person specification as well as the nomination and the election process can be found on the nominations website including a video in which the current Chair and other Board members talk about their roles.

Board member vacancies

This year there are four vacancies:

  • One three-year vacancy from the England South Electoral College
  • One three-year vacancy from the England North Electoral College
  • One three-year vacancy from the Northern Ireland Electoral College
  • One three-year vacancy for an Elected Youth Member 

Nigel Hailey (elected for England North), Colin Lammey (elected for Northern Ireland) and Ashley Russell (elected youth member) will have completed their first term of office and are eligible to stand for re-election. Fiona Durrant (elected for England South) will retire at the Annual General Meeting and is not eligible for re-election.

The other Board members are:

The nomination process and eligibility criteria

Council Members are invited to nominate candidates using the online nominations process.

Eligible candidates must:

  •  be aged 18 years or more on 30th June 2017;
  •  be a member or associate member of the Association; and
  •  if standing as a youth member, be aged 23 years or less on 31st January 2017.

A nomination requires a proposer and a seconder who are Members of the Council to submit online a short written statement indicating why the candidate would make a good Board member. The statements should demonstrate that the proposer and seconder have given consideration to the candidate’s suitability using the role description and person specification as guidance.

Candidates are also invited to submit online a short video clip explaining why they are suitable for the role.

Nominations, and proposer and seconder statements, must be submitted online no later than Friday 30th June 2017.

If you have any questions or require further information about the nomination process, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All information relating to the Annual General Meeting, including the Association’s Bye Laws can be found here.

 

 

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