2nd Cole Harbour Group

Bring on the Adventure

Scouts Canada - Volunteer Job Description


Bring on the adventure

Presently Serving:

Joel Rafuse

Accountable to:

Group Commissioner


Selected or elected, then appointed annually by the Group Commissioner

Time Required:

4- 6 hours per month (on average) including budgeting, planning and Group Committee meetings.

Scope of Position:

The Group Treasurer is responsible for the financial management of Group funds and encourages and supports participation in all of Scouts Canada's official fundraisers. This position requires working as part of the Group Committee supporting Section Leadership teams so they can conduct respective programs in accordance with guidelines in Section level program handbooks, By-Law, Policies and Procedures and Venturer and Rover By-laws.


  • In conjunction with Group Committee members, ensure financial compliance with Scouts Canada's Policies and Procedures.
  • Effectively record, maintain, plan and explain all financial matters pertaining to the Group.
  • Be one of the principal signing officers for the Group.
  • Prepare, in conjunction with the Group Committee, the financial records for the Group Annual Review.


  • Create/provide opportunities for growth within the Group.


  • Regularly report the financial status of the Group to the Group Administrator or Group Commissioner.
  • Produce the audited* financial report for release.
    * Note: The term "audit", when applied at the Group level, simply means to have an impartial third party review the financial reports of the Group.

Program Support:

  • Provide assistance and leadership to the Section leaders in the development of Section budgets.
  • Take the lead in the development of fundraising goals, action plans and the implementation of these goals and plans.
  • Be the principal point of contact on matters of fundraising for the Group.
  • Coach/Mentor and assist the members of the Group in attaining competency in their financial management.
  • Prepare for and participate in, the Group Annual Review; paying particular attention to all financial and fundraising matters.
  • Identify/encourage external resources as required by the Group Commissioner so that the Group's annual goals can be achieved.
  • Provide support to the Group Commissioner as required in the preparation and approval of budgets.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • A background in finance.
  • Successfully completed Group Committee training.
  • Committed to undertake further personal development related to their role as Group Treasurer.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills.
  • Modeled positive behaviors appropriate to Scouting.
  • Registered as a member of Scouts Canada.


"Selective recruitment" and "appropriate training" are two key ways to get and keep volunteers who will support quality program opportunities to the children and youth by working as members of the Group Committee.

Group Committee members will have been recruited principally because of their experience, special skills, and attitudes. Those involved in the recruiting process must be satisfied that the individual is:

Prepared to:

  • Accept, and demonstrate personal values compatible with, Scouting's Mission and Principles.
  • Subscribe to the program goals of all Scouting programs.
  • Be comfortable with, enjoy, and care about youth and young adults in developmentally appropriate ways.
  • Be accountable for his/her actions.
  • Follow Scouting's policies and procedures.

Willing to:

  • Acquire the knowledge and skills appropriate to his/her volunteer role in Scouts Canada.
  • Work co-operatively with other adults.
  • Be open and honest.
  • Be objective in evaluations.
  • Provide a role model of appropriate adult behaviour.
  • Wear the official Scouter uniform.
  • Participate in, and support, Scouts Canada volunteer screening measures.