1st Staplehurst Scouts has been active in the village for over 75 years. We are open to boys and girls aged from 6 to 14.

The Scout Group is managed entirely by volunteers. The Group is governed by an Executive Committee made up of uniformed leaders and executive officers. Uniformed leaders run the sections and organise the programs. The Executive Committee are responsible for the day-to-day management of the Group, its assets, finances and resources. 

Staplehurst Scout Group is a registered charity and the Executive Committee form the Trustees who assume fiduciary responsibility.

The Group is managed by the Executive Committee, the members of which are the ‘Charity Trustees’ of the Scout Group which is an educational charity. Some members of the Executive Committee have abstained from acting as Trustees. The full list of Trustees is contained on page 6. As charity trustees, they are responsible for complying with legislation applicable to charities. This includes the registration, keeping proper accounts and making returns to the Charity Commission as appropriate.

The Executive Committee consists of 3 independent representatives, Chair, Treasure, and Secretary together with the Group Scout Leader, individual Section Leaders and parents' representation and meets each seasonal academic term (3 times per year)

This Executive Committee supports the Group Scout Leader in meeting the responsibilities of the appointments and is responsible for:

  • The maintenance of Group property;
  • The raising of funds and the administration of Group finance;
  • The insurance of persons, property and equipment;
  • Group public occasions;
  • Assisting in the recruitment of leaders and other adult support;
  • Appointing any sub Boards that may be required; and
  • Appointing Group Administrators and Advisors other than those who are elected.