Suffolk County Scout Council - Constitution

Some time ago it became apparent to the County Trustee Board (formerly known as Executive) that there was no one document in the county in which the constitutional requirements relating to the County Trustee Board and the County Scout Council were recorded.

The County Trustee Board therefore commissioned a working party under the chair of Rodney Turner to produce a draft constitution for its consideration which would incorporate Suffolk’s operational practices and maintain compliance with the Association’s policy, organisation and rules. This constitution was developed over a number of months in consultation with the County Trustee Board and was prepared on the basis to be a living document which will automatically incorporate any changes made to POR.

At their meeting on the 3rd August 2020, the County Trustees unanimously agreed the Constitution and resolved to recommend to the Suffolk County Scout Council that it adopts the proposed Constitution. The Council were therefore asked to consider the proposed constitution and to vote to approve its adoption.  The County Scout Council supported the Trustee Board’s recommendation and voted decisively to adopt the constitution.


A number of proposed amendments were reviewed and approved by the County Trustee Board on 7th June 2022 following feedback since the constitution was approved in 2020. These were presented for adoption by the County Scout Council at the AGM on 22-Sep-2022 at Hallowtree Activity Centre and were approved by the members at the meeting.

This version of the constitution therefore became operative on the 22nd September 2022.  The latest revision is available to download on the link below. Updated 21-Jun-2023 to v1.0b to accommodate name changes from POR (April-2023) of 'Executive' to 'Trustee Board'.

Annual General Meeting 2023 & Election Notices

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Suffolk County Scout Council will take place at the Hallowtree Activity Centre, Alnesbourne Priory, Nacton, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP10 0JP on Thursday 21st September 2023 at 19:45.  Light refreshments will be available from 19:00.  RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with name and membership number please by close 14th September.


County Trustee Board (formerly the County Executive) - Elected Trustee Vacancies - AGM-2023

At the AGM on Thursday 21st September 2023, there are 5 vacancies for Elected Trustee roles on the County Trustee Board.  Following the mailshot and advertising, completed Nomination forms were received by the deadline from 4 members who will require the AGM meeting's approval for their 3 year term in the role.  The next opportunity for elected members will be for 2 places at the AGM in 2024 according to the constitution when the number of elected members is increased to 6.

AGM Agenda

Minutes of AGM 2022

Annual Report 2022-23 (Printed copy available at meeting)