Group Support Committee

Like any other organisation there needs to be a support system in place. In Scouting, support for the delivery of the Scout Program by the Section Leaders is provided by the parents of the youth members.

Each Scout Group has a ‘Group Support Committee’. This Committee is made up of parents and supporters of the Group. 

All adult family members are members of the Group Support Committee and as such are expected to attend monthly meetings of the Committee and the Annual General Meeting.


The Group Committee generally consists of a Chairperson who works closely with the Group Leader to ensure effective management of the whole Group. There is also a Secretary and Treasurer who are responsible for minutes, correspondence and the finances of the Group respectively.


There are other ‘supporter’ roles on the Group Support Committee and these may consist of Assistant Group Leader, Group Fundraiser, Quartermaster, Publicity Officer etc. Roles can be tailored to suit individuals circumstances.


Overall the responsibilities of the Group Support Committee are:

  • Manage the Scout Group 
  • Maintain the resources of the Group (human, physical & financial) 
  • Raise funds and administer the Group finances 
  • Public relations (Group Newsletter, Website, Media, etc) 
  • Assist in the recruitment of Leaders and other adult support 

The Group Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer all become registered members of Scouts Queensland and are issued with a ‘Working with Children Blue Card’.


Any parent or member of the public can become involved with the Group as either a Uniformed Volunteer (Section Leader) or a Non-Uniformed Volunteer (committee, supporter, badge examiner, sponsor or helper).

All adults that work with youth members MUST have a Working with Children Blue Card. This requirement is STRICTLY adhered to by the Scout Association of Australia, Queensland Branch.


The Gumdale Scout Group Committee generally meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month at meet at the Gumdale & District Progress Association Hall, 737 New Cleveland Road Gumdale.  Meetings commence at 7.30pm sharp.

22 February (4th Thursday)
15 March
19 April 
15 May Annual Report Presentation 
17 May 
21 June 
19 July 
16 August 
20 September 
18 October 
15 November 
20 December 



Want to help our local youth and become a member of the Group Support Committee contact our Group Leader, John Parr on