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Trustee Boards

Executive Committees are now called Trustee Boards and have a changed focus, now concentrating on governance. We are in the process of updating this page to reflect this, but this hasn’t been finished and some links may be broken.

Many Groups across Wrexham District don’t have functioning Trustee Boards made up from parents, carers and members of the local community – rather than Leaders wearing yet another hat. It’s our aim in 2021 to improve this situation with each Group having a Trustee Board with at least three non-Leader members.

Support for roles

While it’s important to have a Chair, Secretary and Treasurer, if you don’t have people in these roles, it’s perhaps best to start with people as Group Executive Committee Members to start off with until they find their feet


The following training is required by all Members of a Group Executive Committee. It’s all online and needs to be done within 5 months of starting in their role:

Annual General Meetings

Every Group had to hold an AGM every year – yes, the clue’s in the title! This can be as part of a Group celebration event such as a barbecue, or it can even be held online.

Young people on Trustee Boards

Every Trustee Board should include at least two young people (aged 18-25) as members

Regulatory Reporting Requirements

Trustee Boards must comply with statutory accounting and reporting requirements. This applies even if your Scout Unit isn’t registered with the relevant charity regulator.

Trustee Board recruitment

There is resource to promote Trustee Board roles to potential volunteers. It gives basic information about what it means to be a charity trustee and reasons why it is a great volunteer role to take on. It is available to download or to order from Scout Shops free of charge.