One of the actions the County Executive agreed was important for 2017 was the finalising of the Constitution for the County.
A constitution is a set of fundamental principles which describe how an organization is governed. The County has got along for many years using the guidance contained within chapter five of The Scout Association’s publication, Policy Organisation and Rules (P.O.R.) However, by using those rules and adding our own elements we can ensure that everyone is very clear on what the charity’s purposes are, what the roles are within it and how it should be run.
The final Constitution is available here and members of Northamptonshire County Scout Council adopted it at the AGM on the 9th September 2017.
The County Executive Committee has determined that certain sub-committees should be appointed to consider detailed administrative matters separately and to make recommendations and gain approval by the Committee.
Finance & General Purposes Sub-Committee (F&GP):
Jade Ackers – Chair; Anna Swann; John Rudge; Daniel Manciocchi; Judith Hazell; Tony Knott (until January 2019)
Ex-Officio: Karen Tonks; Dean Smith; Geoff Simmons; Glynn Timmins
Northamptonshire County Scout Council is the electoral body that supports Scouting in Northamptonshire. It is the body to which the County Executive Committee is accountable.
Membership of the County Scout Council is open to:
County Youth Commissioner
Deputy County Commissioners;
County Scout Active Support Managers;
County Training Manager;
Assistant County Commissioners;
County Skills Instructors;
Local Training Managers;
District Youth Commissioners
A representative of the County Network Forum, selected from amongst the membership of the Forum
Up to six persons to be nominated annually to the County Scout Council from each of the following categories:
Persons recommended by the County Commissioner in consultation with the County Chairman.
District Scout Network Members nominated by the District Scout Networks.
County Scout Active Support Members nominated by the County Scout Active Support Units.
Members nominated by each of the District Scout Councils (six members from each District)
The County Scout Council may co-opt members annually.
Such co-opted members may include representatives of organisations with whom it is desired to maintain co-operation e.g. Girl guiding, religious bodies, other youth organisations and Local Education Authorities.