Make or break tonight for Laurencekirk Scout Group

Laurencekirk Scout Hut
Laurencekirk Scout Hut

Laurencekirk Scouts will hold a make or break meeting this evening (Thursday) in the hope of forming an executive committee for the group.

We reported three weeks ago how the group were facing a crisis, following their AGM on October 13.

If the Scouts fail to secure an executive committee, then all section activities will be suspended. This is because the group would be in breach of rules set out by the Scout Association and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).

The executive committee must have a chairman, treasurer and secretary, as well as section leaders.

It is recommended that two parents from each section also sit on the committee, to better represent each individual section.

A letter was sent to parents of the 60 children who currently attend the Cubs, Beavers and Scouts, detailing the need for more volunteers following the AGM.

It said: “An extraordinary general meeting (EGM) will be held in the group’s hall for the specific purpose of voting in a new executive committee.

“Should this not be achieved, the group will cease to function from that date and all section activities will be suspended.

“This will include all weekly Beavers, Cubs and Scouts sessions and any planned events, including the Douglaswood Camp in December.”

The EGM will start at 8.30pm.