Policy and Constitution

Dear Parents,

As you are (we hope) aware Scouting is organised as a “federation” led by the Scouting Association. Therefore each Scout Group is an independent Trust in its own right [feels a bit like a “franchise” :-)]. As such it must be registered with the Charity Commission, produce audited accounts (posted to the Charity Commission and publicly available on its website). Very importantly, legally, it must be seen to be well managed by a Board of Trustees – that is the Executive Committee of the 5th Farnham (Bourne) Scout Group. 

In order that the committee can perform that role we need a written “framework”.  That is contained in the Constitiution of the 5th Farnham (based on the “model constitution” provided by the Scout Association) and in the Policies we apply (in accordance with the overarching Scouting “Policy, Organisation and Rules” – POR)

In accordance with the need to employ best practice, stay current and  continually improve we have recently updated both our Constitution and Policies. These documents are posted on our website <here>

The Executive Committee and scouting leadership of the 5th strive to be an exemplar Scout Group that we can ALL be proud of.  To be successful, this needs the commitment of all of us – including you, the parents.  We would ask that :

1) You do carefully read these documents so that you are fully aware of how we operate. If you have comments, questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at

2) Consider joining in and helping us e.g. by joining the Executive Committee, or by leading a small fundraising project. Or by becoming a leader 🙂 If you’d like a ‘no-obligation’ chat about opportunities please email the address above, or ring Ian on 07734325208 or Liz on 07825314136.

Thanks and regards,

The Executive Committee.