The District Board of Trustees [BOT] is made up of a small team of adults who support the development of Scouting and ensure that effective governance is in place for the charity. Bristol South Scouts are registered with The Charity Commission, no. 1091301.
Drawn from many fields of expertise, members do not need to have any previous Scouting knowledge or background, new faces are always welcome from those who wish to make a positive contribution to Scouting in Bristol South by conducting ‘the business of Scouting’. Also in the district there is a ‘District Support Team’ [DST] supporting the ‘front line’ delivery of Scouting.
The BOT and DST do not have roles with regularly timetabled commitments, it’s not all agendas and meetings behind the scenes! However, there are some regular meetings of each possibly some six times a year, plus an Annual General Meeting.
The BOT and DST can act as a discussion forums for issues and concerns, planning for continuity, circulation of ideas and potentially beneficial situations and ideas around the district, as well as well as the DST ’14-25 Team’ acting directly in a managerial oversight capacity of our Explorer Scout (Supernova & Spinnaker) and Scout Network (Gert Lush) units.
The ‘DST’ also acts in a less formal way so that specialist groups within the district can function, our Active Support Unit, and the award-winning District Gang Show.
There currently exists an informal Finance Sub Committee and a District (Leader/Helper) “Welcome Team” previously known as the Appointments Advisory Committee ‘DAAC’ that reports to the DST. The operation of these will change during 2024 as part of The Scout Association’s ‘Transition’ programme to update management and governance.
We are currently seeking interested individuals to fill the following specific volunteer posts, however, enquires from any interested persons interested in joining ‘the team’ in any capacity are welcomed. New skills and experiences are always welcomed. Please note as part of our processes Disclosure & Barring Services [DBS] and/or Charity Trustee eligibility checks will need to be undertaken.
- District Secretary – (co-ordinates the administration of the district supported by BOT/DST members)
- District Website & Social Media Manager – (it may be possible to split these roles)
- Manager for our Eastwinds Scout Activity Centre – (overseeing use of and co-ordinating maintanitance of, forming a team if they so wish)
NB: Regarding the three specific posts above all of these will be DST appointments not BOT.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
A listing of the current members of the District Board of Trustees can be found here.