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Board of Trustees

The Board manages the business of The Scout Association in accordance with the Royal Charter and the Bye-laws of the Association. It is the Association's national decision making body. Its members are the Trustees of the Association.

Board of Trustees: Role description and person specification (PDF)

Board of Trustees: Summary of Role and Process for Being Elected (PDF)

Trustee election Code of Conduct (PDF)

The terms of reference of the Board of Trustees and its committees can be found below.

Board of Trustees - terms of reference

Finance Committee - terms of reference

Operations Committee - terms of reference

Risk Committee - terms of reference

Safeguarding Committee - terms of reference

Safety Committee - terms of reference

People and Culture - terms of reference

Nominations and Governance Committee - terms of reference

Annual General Meeting 2019

The Council of the Association met on the 7 September 2019. The minutes of the meeting are available here.

The next meeting of the Council of the Association will be held on the 5 September 2020.


The Council of the Association held its AGM at Reunion on 8 September at Gilwell Park. The AGM was open to all and was attended by just over 200 Council members and others.

For minutes of the 2018 AGM please click here.


For minutes of the 2017 AGM please click here.

For more information, please email the Governance Team at governance@scouts.org.uk


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