Appointment Advisory Committees
The Appointments Advisory Committee’s main function is to assist with the process of appointing and welcoming volunteers into the Scouts by advising on their suitability.
It's important to remember that the committee is not a ‘rubber-stamping’ body. It must carry out its responsibilities with integrity and with the welfare of the Movement and its Members in mind. On the one hand, it has an important role in ensuring those who are unsuitable to work with young people or look after funds do not have access to either. On the other, it should not be a barrier to those who are genuinely interested in and suitable for taking on a role.
Ultimately, the Appointments Advisory Committee exists to support the relevant commissioner, who has overall responsibility for Scouting in their locality.
Module 37: Advising on Adult Appointments
Module 37 is the course that those volunteers who are a member of the Appointments Advisory Committee will need to complete as part of their training. The slides to deliver this course can be found within the training section of our website.
An Appointment Panel is made up of three volunteers drawn from the Appointments Advisory Committee which undertakes the conversation with a new volunteer in order to welcome them to the Scouts.
The panel’s purpose is to:
- Make new members of Scouts feel welcomed
- Ensure that new members are aware and accept the values, policies and promise of the Scouts
- Support new members to understand the requirements of their role
Useful information for Appointments Panel:
We've produced a conversation framework to support volunteers delivering the appointment panel conversation.Download the framework
Modernising your approach to Appointments Panel Meeting
This webinar from Reunion in 2020 discusses how you can modernise your approach to appointment panelsWatch the webinar
The Values of Scouting
As Scouts we are guided by these values: Integrity, Respect, Care, Belief and Co-operation.Read about the values
The Scout Promise
There are variations of the Scout Promise to reflect the range of faiths and beliefs in Scouts.Read the variations
The Key Policies of Scouting
As Scouts we are guided by these key policies:
- Equal Opportunities
- Child Protection,
- Data Protection