Boundary reviews and implementing boundary changes
There are many reasons why the scouting boundaries in a particular area may be reviewed.
It may be as a result of:
- an ongoing review
- the inability to find adults to support the current structure
- a response to a specific need
- being part of a development strategy
- the direction of the county/Area, regional or chief commissioner
Whatever the reason for undertaking the boundary review the matter should be first discussed with the appropriate commissioner.
These guides gives a general overview of the boundary review process and the best practice for implementing any changes.
Having decided to undertake a review it's advisable to make an early public statement. This will assist the process by helping Members in the area under review to understand what is happening, the reasons for the review and the process that will be followed. One good example of such a statement was where a Commissioner used the Annual General Meeting to announce a review using the phrase “Staying as we are is not an option”. The Commissioner then went on to outline the reasons and plans for their review.