Volunteering at Scouts is changing to help us reach more young people - Discover what this means

Check we’re safe, on track and in the black!

The Trustee Board is a team of volunteers who work together, as charity Trustees, to make sure Scouts is run safely and legally.

They don’t need to be currently involved in Scouts – or currently know anything about what we do – so long as they can objectively look at what we do and make sure that we’re following our own rules, the law of the land, and are upholding the best interests of Scouting. We’ll let you know how you can do this, so don’t worry if you have no prior knowledge.

We’re particularly interested in applications from younger people aged 18-30, and are open to people from all ethnic backgrounds, faiths (or those of no faith), sexualities and genders.

If you know someone who’d be a great Trustee, please nominate them via this link: wrexhamscouts.org.uk/district-trustee-board-nomination-form

If you’d like to be considered to help out a Trustee yourself, please apply via this link: wrexhamscouts.org.uk/district-trustee-board-application-form

Closing date 22nd November

Examples of Trustee Board tasks
  • Check that Scout Groups have their own Trustees – this can be done by checking on our Scouts membership system, or a quick phone call to the lead volunteer of the Group
  • Check that the District campsite’s abseil tower has been checked for safety – this can be done by visiting the campsite and asking for evidence of this
  • Checking a District event has a risk assessment – this can be done by asking the event leader for this document
  • Help the District Leadership Team with important decisions – this can be done by giving your independent view using your experience outside Scouts
  • Agree a budget so we operate within our means – this can be done by ensuring our outgoings don’t exceed our income, just simple book balancing every household does

Not all of these tasks need to be done by every Trustee, they can be shared depending on people’s prior knowledge