IV. County Organisation

 

 

 

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III. Warrants
IV. County Organisation
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VI. Group Organization
VII. Uniform
VIII. Badges of Rank
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PART IV

COUNTY ORGANISATION .

THE SCOUT COUNTY .

91.     (i)            The County area for Scout purposes corresponds generally to the civil County, but where it is desirable in the interests of the Groups affected, the County boundaries may be varied by agreement of the C.Cs. concerned, in which case the matter must be reported to I.H.Q.

(ii.)       A county may be divided for Scout purposes into two or more separate Counties or Sub-Counties at the discretion of, and in such manner as shall be decided by, I.H.Q.

COUNTY PRESIDENT

Appointment

92.   The County President is appointed by I.H.Q. at its discretion, after consultation with the C.C.

Rank

93.   The appointment ranks as that of Honorary Commissioner; no warrant, but a letter of appointment, is issued by I.H.Q.

Functions

94.   The functions of the County President are to encourage the welfare and progress of the Movement in the County.

Uniform and Badges

95.   The County President may, if he desires, wear uniform as in Rule 298, and badges as in Rule 325.

COUNTY COMMISSIONER

Appointment

96.   The County President is appointed by I.H.Q., with a warrant in accordance with Part III.

Functions

97.   The functions of the C.C. in his County are generally to be responsible to I.H.Q. for the welfare and progress of the Movement and for the maintenance of the policy, organisation and rules of the Association, and in particular:--

(1.)     To promote the organisation and effective working of a County Scout Council.

(2.)     To act in conjunction with the County Scout Council in all matters connected with County finance and property, and in the appointment and retirement of the County Treasurer and County Secretary .

(3.)     To secure the services of persons suitable for appointment as Commissioners, and to deal with questions concerning their warrants as set out in Part III.

(4.)      To promote the organisation and effective working of L.As., and to deal with questions concerning their registrations in accordance with Rules 131-135.

(5.)      To confer at his discretion, until 30th September following, the corresponding honorary rank upon a Commissioner giving up his warrant, with power to renew from year to year.

(6.)      To deal with questions relating to awards under Part X.

(7.)      To perform, or otherwise to arrange in accordance with Rule 126 for the performance of, the functions of the D.C. in any District during a vacancy in that office.

(8.)     To give decisions and, where so provided, to report to I.H.Q. on all matters referred to him as directed in P.O.R. and, in particular, in any case of disagreement between a D.C. and L.A.

(9.)     To attend, if he so desires, meetings of the Committee of the Council, under Rule 43.

Vacancy

          98.   When the County Commissionership is vacant, the functions are performed by the Chief Commissioner at I.H.Q., or by someone deputed by him for the purpose.

Uniform and Badges

99.    C.Cs. wear uniform as in Rules 291-292, and badges as in Rules 320-322.

ASSISTANT COUNTY COMMISSIONER

Appointment

100.     A.C.Cs. are appointed by I.H.Q., with warrants in accordance with Part III.

Functions

101.    Such appointments are made for the assistance of the C.C. in the following ways:--

(1.)     For general duties for the whole County.

(2.)     For general duties for a specified part of the County.

(3.)     For special duties, i.e., Cubs, Scouts, Sea Scouts, Rovers, Deep Sea Scouts, Handicapped Scouts, and Training of Scouters under Rule 104.

(4.)     In cases under (2) and (3) the special nature of the appointment is indicated on the warrant.

Uniform and Badges

102.     A.C.Cs. wear uniform as in Rules 291-292, and badges as in Rules 320-322.

DEPUTY CAMP CHIEFS AND AKELA LEADERS.

Titles

103.      Assistant Commissioners for Training of Scouters are known as D.C.Cs. for Scouters (S. and R.), and Ak.Ls., for Scouters (C.).

A.C.C. Training

104.    One person selected from the D.C.Cs. and Ak.Ls. of the County may be recommended for appointment as A.C.C. for the training of Scouters, in which case a warrant as A.C.C. under Rule 101 (3) is issued.

Appointment

105.    D.C.Cs. and Ak.Ls., who must be specially qualified, are appointed on the recommendation of the C.C., but every such recommendation must have the approval of I.H.Q.

Honorable Charge

106.    D.C.Cs. and Ak.Ls. on appointment receive a special type of warrant termed an Honorable Charge, to which the rules with reference to ordinary Commissioners' warrants as set out in Part III equally apply.

Functions

107.    The functions of the D.C.Cs. and Ak.Ls. under the leadership of the A.C.C. (Training), are to assist the C.C., but every such recommendation must have the previous approval of I.H.Q.

Uniform and Badges

108.     D.C.Cs. and Ak.Ls. wear uniform as in Rules 291-292, and badges as in Rules 320-322.

COUNTY SCOUT COUNCIL

Constitution

109.     A County Scout Council is appointed in each County and consists of:--

(1.)       The County President .

(2.)       All Commissioners in the County.

(3.)       Two representatives appointed annually by each L.A.

(4.)       Other persons co-opted annually, including representatives of bodies with which it is desired to maintain co-operation -e.g. Girl Guides, local education authorities, religious bodies, and boy or other organisations.

Functions

110.   The functions of the County Scout Council are:--

(1.)       To promote the welfare of the Movement in the County, and to arrange for harmonious co-operation between the L.As. and with other organisations.

(2.)       To act in conjunction with the C.C. in all matters connected with County finance and property and in the appointment and retirement of the County Treasurer and County Secretary .

(3.)       To appoint, if desired by the County Scout Council. An Executive Committee, with such sub-committees, of which the members need not be members of the County Scout Council, as may be found desirable for special duties.

COUNTY TREASURER

Appointment

111.      The County Treasurer is appointed annually by the C.C. and County Scout Council.

Rank

112.      The rank is non-executive and no warrant is issued.

Functions

113.      The County Treasurer will receive all moneys on behalf of the C.C. and County Scout Council, and will keep an account of all funds.  He shall not pay out any money unless authorised by the person or persons appointed by the C.C. and County Scout Council for the purpose.

Uniform and Badges

114.      The County Treasurer may wear uniform as in Rule 298, and badges as in Rules 323-324.

COUNTY SECRETARY .

Appointment

115.      The County Secretary is appointed annually by the C.C. and County Scout Council.  I.H.Q. must be kept informed of any changes in County Secretaries and their addresses.

Rank

116.      The rank is non-executive and no warrant is issued.

Functions

117.      The functions of the County Secretary are as follows:

(1.)       To act as Secretary of the County Scout Council.

(2.)       To register Lone Scouts and Lone Rovers in accordance with Rule 200 (i).

(3.)       To perform such other duties as may be allotted to him by the C.C.

Payment

118.      The County Secretary may, at the discretion of the C.C. and the County Scout Council, be paid a salary out of County funds.

Uniform and Badges

119.      The County Secretary may wear uniform as in Rule 298, and badges as in Rules 323-324.

DISAGREEMENT OF C.C. AND COUNTY SCOUT COUNCIL.

120.      If the C.C. and County Scout Council are unable to agree in any case, the matter must be referred to I.H.Q.

 

 

   

 

 


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