Group Annual Review
Taken from Group Annual Review, Process For Charter Renewal.
Renewing or re-chartering is an annual process confirming that the Partner/Sponsor wishes to “partner” with Scouts Canada once again in providing programs for Canada’s children and youth.
The Charter is, in effect, a contract that the partner/sponsor and Scouts Canada enter into. On behalf of the Partner/Sponsor the Group Committee has a number of responsibilities, as does Scouts Canada.
This renewal checklist is a helpful tool for measuring how well the partnership is working and what areas, if any, need improvement.
Ideally, the Partner/Sponsor, Group Commissioner, Group Committee members and leaders will sit down sometime near the end of the Scouting year (May-June), and answer the following questions. The answers will help them evaluate the success of the programs and Scouts Canada’s ability to achieve its mission within their group. Hopefully, this will be used as a tool to focus the Group’s energies on providing service and support to leaders so they can provide an excellent program to more and more children and youth from the community.
This checklist has been developed to enable a group to assess their own strengths and weaknesses and then develop a strategy for improving their operation for the next year. The Group Commissioner should share these findings with the Area Commissioner to help the Area Commissioner assess the needs for his/her council. (Adult development, events, scouters clubs, honours and awards, etc)
Scouts Canada’s success is measured in numbers. The more children and youth participating in our programs means we are doing a better job in achieving our Mission. The Mission of Scouts Canada is to contribute to the education of young people, through a value system based on the Scout Promise and Law, to help build a better world where people are self fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society.
Group Committee References
- Group Committee Handbook
- BP&P SECTION 4000 – APPOINTMENTS/POSITIONS - includes position descriptions
- Group Self Assessment tool
- The Group Committee's Role in the Program Quality Standards
- Scouter Support Playbook
Screening and Training
As with all Scouter/volunteer positions, members of Group Committee must go through the Screening process. This includes completing the full Wood Badge Part I training, including the Group Committee specific modules 2 through 5.