Bailiwick of Guernsey Scout Association
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AGC Membership No. 91
Guernsey Registered Charity number CH106 *
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Description Aims and Objectives
The Guernsey Scout Association is part of the world-wide Scout Movement, totalling over 40 million members. This is an international youth movement concerned with the physical, mental and spiritual development of youth, to help them take a useful, positive and constructive place in society.
Organisation and Management
The Chief Scouts’ representative in Guernsey is the Bailiwick Commissioner, who is supported by an Executive Council. There are eleven Scout Groups in Guernsey, each with its own Group Committee. All Guernsey Scout Groups, except the 6th - Elizabeth College, are open to boys & girls and consist of Beaver Scouts, aged 6 - 8 years, Cub Scouts, aged 8 - 10 years and Scouts aged 10 - 14 years. There are 3 Explorer Scout Units, for ages 14 - 18, which are multi-group Units, and a Network Scout Unit, for ages 18 - 25. The whole movement in Guernsey totals some 1000 members.
Groups meet at various locations around the Island and some of the groups have their own premises. There is an overall Scout Headquarters and Camp Site at Rue Mainguy, Vale which is used by Guernsey Scouts and Guides, and by visiting Scouts and Guides (together with schools and other youth organisations) from the United Kingdom and the Continent.
Each uniformed member pays an annual capitation fee which is paid to headquarters in London to cover insurance and national expenses. Groups are responsible for their own fund raising and the day to day administration of their own finances.