Aims and Objectives
Royal Greenwich District Scout Council is an unincorporated association (Oporating as Royal Greenwich Scouts and with a registered charity name of New Greenwich District Scouts number 1141023.) constituted in accordance with the rules of The Scout Association (registered no.13919). It exists to provide leadership, advice and support for Scout Groups (autonomous charities within the provisions of the same rules), in an area covered by The Royal Borough of Greenwich. And is supported under those rules by the Scout County of Greater London South, (Registered Charity no. 303883), covering the London Boroughs of Wandsworth, Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham and Royal Greenwich.
The Scout Association (Registered Charity No. 306101) incorporated by Royal Charter to promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social, spiritual and emotional potentials as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.
The Charter of the Association provides for the making of bye-laws approved by Her Majesty in Council which, in turn, authorise the making of the rules referred to above (known as “Policy, Organisation and Rules”). The District’s Trustees are the District Executive Committee, who cannot act outside the Royal Charter, Bye-Laws and Rules of the Scout Association.
Scouting exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.
As Scouts we are guided by these values:
Integrity – We act with integrity; we are honest, trustworthy and loyal.
Respect – We have self-respect and respect for others.
Care – We support others and take care of the world in which we live.
Belief – We explore our faiths, beliefs and attitudes.
Co-operation – We make a positive difference; we co-operate with others and make friends.
Scouting takes place when young people, in partnership with adults, work together based on the values of Scouting and:
We are committed to the Aim and Method of the Scout Movement. Our long term vision is to continue to develop our Scout Groups so they…
Looking to the future, we can work together as a team, with a common purpose and with a clear direction. This will need a concerted effort from all our Commissioners, Leaders, Helpers, Administrators, Supporters, Groups, Units and Districts.
If we all play our part in delivering the best results for the future of Scouting in our District we can achieve a Scouts District that:
Our District support structure delivers practical services that are accessible to all whatever their role. These include:
Royal Greenwich District Scout Centre, 19 Waverley Crescent, Plumstead, London, SE18 7QT
George Phipson CBE
The following served as Trustees of the Charity during the last year.
District Commissioner – John Sweeney
Chairman – Alf Philpott
Secretary – Dorothy Sacre
Treasurer – Vacant
District Explorer Scout Commissioner – Andrew Barber
District Scout Network Commissioner – Samantha Hall
District Youth Commissioner – Vacant
Christopher Bishop – Chairman, Premises and Estates Sub-committee
Barry Matthews – Finance Sub-committee representative
Steve Ellis – District Scout Leader
LloydsTSB Bank Plc, Blackheath Village Branch
The land and buildings vested in the District are held on its behalf by the Scout Association Trust Corporation Limited.
The District has three sub-committees: