This role involves:
- Chairing meetings of the group scout council and the group executive committee and to promote their effective communication and working
- Working closely with the group scout leader in encouraging the development of scouting and the group within the community
- Ensuring that all members of the group executive committee are fully briefed on the requirements of their role
- Maintaining effective communication with the District Chair
The Group Chair is an ex officio member of all councils, committees and sub-committees in the group.
The group chair and the group scout leader must be able to work in partnership. To assist the formation of this partnership the group chair is nominated by the group scout leader.
The appointment of the group chair is approved by the group scout council at its annual general meeting.
The roles of chair may not be held by leaders, managers or supporters from the group as this could lead to any real or potential conflict of interest within the charity or directly related charities.
Every effort should be made to find a group chair. Only in extreme circumstances may the Group Scout Leader act as group chair for a short period.