County Annual Report and Financial Statements 2016-17
The Berkshire County Scout Council 2016-17 Annual Report and Financil Statements can be downloaded here.
County Annual Review 2016-17
For the Berkshire County Scout Council Annual Review for 2016-17 click here.
CEC membership 2016-17
Following the County AGM held 6 July 2017 at Sindlesham Court
we say farewell and thanks to outgoing members of the CEC and
welcome our new members.
We thank Mark Foster (Chair), Mick Stocks (Deputy Chair), Peter Drew, Andrew Flisher, Geoff Mitchell, Steve Richards, for significant service during their term of office with the CEC.
Newly elected/nominated members to the CEC are:
Tim Hagget (DC, Slough District); Bhupendra Patel (Executive member); and a Deputy County Youth Commissioner (tba).
Nigel Bevan (County Commissioner); Ian Aitken (County Chair);
Rachel Stout (joint County Youth Commissioner & County National Youth Representative); and James Mulligan (joint County Youth Commissioner) will represent Berkshire Scouts on the Council of The Scout Association.
The CEC supporting Scouting in Berkshire
The CEC manages a busy agenda to support Scouting in Berkshire and current business includes: finance and budgets; funding Scouting and its projects (eg: paid staff; Online Support Manager; partly funding specialist activity training; etc); health and safety matters; growth and development (including the employment of a full-time and part-time Local Development Officer); marketing and communications; supporting events (eg: Uganda 2019; WINGS 2020; and the Jamboree Units); County Support Services (including the employment of a part-time County Administrator); as well as fulfilling other trustee obligations.
The CEC is supported by a County Finance sub-committee (FSC). The CEC is also in the process of setting up a 'Risk Management' sub-committee. Ad hoc groups are also set up to cover specific business such as data protection, large events, etc.
Approved Minutes and papers of CEC Meetings can be downloaded by members of Berkshire Scouts from the link in the right panel. Non-members of Berkshire Scouts can apply for copies of CEC Minutes, and Annual Reports, by contacting the Chair & Deputy Chair.
Berkshire Scouts employ a part-time County Administrator (Karen Thurlow) via Berkshire Scout Enterprises Ltd (BSEL) to provide services to support adult volunteers in delivering Scouting. Support services are provided through tasks agreed by the CEC. Current tasks include: bookkeeping; CEC administration; County appointments; maintaining the County directory; insurances and asset register; adult training, First Response and DofE Award administration; County activity permit scheme; visits abroad pack; website imports; communications and news; County badges; PAT testing administration; some event administration; and much more!
Berkshire County Scout Office
Mole Road, Sindlesham
Wokingham RG41 5EA
Telephone 0118 978 8292
The CEC manages two funds that are available to support Scouting in Berkshire.
Roger King International Fund
The Roger King International Fund is to facilitate participation in international Scouting experiences outside of the UK for individuals who, for financial reasons, might otherwise be excluded from this important aspect of Scouting. Any member of Berkshire Scouts is eligible to apply.
For further information please contact Bruce Clark, ACC (International).
Michael Nightingale Community Fund
The purpose of the Michael Nightingale Community Fund is to encourage links by members of Berkshire Scouting to reach out to, and work with, the local community that they serve. The fund is available for use as 'pump priming' to get projects started. The themes must remain community-focused, however it could be 'getting old and young people together', while of course these themes remain able to be interpreted in a variety of creative ways.
For further information pleasecontact Melissa Green.
Funding Scouting in Berkshire
Scouting in Berkshire is actively and successfully delivered to 9,200 young people by more than 3,000 adult volunteers (census at January 2017). However, there are young people still waiting to join and many others that could benefit from Scouting. The CEC is continually looking for funding streams to help deliver even more Scouting to even more young people across the whole County. Please make contact with the Chair & Deputy Chair if you have thoughts or contacts to support the funding of Scouting in Berkshire.
CEC Members 2017-18
Chair Ian Aitken
Deputy Chair James Mulligan
County Commissioner Nigel Bevan
County Treasurer Mark Taylor
joint County Youth Commissioners
James Mulligan & Rachel Stout
Erica Hunter; Robin Kent;
Jan Large; Bhupendra Patel;
Tim Haggett; Pete Jeffreys;
Deputy County Youth Commissioner
Safety Coordinator Ian May
Minutes Secretary Helen Price