(POR) and Scottish variations

Policy, Organisation and Rules (POR) defines the structure of Scouting in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man and provides information about its management and training.

Scottish Variations from POR, are The Scout Association rules that apply specifically in Scotland, and reflect the different structure for Scouting in Scotland and Scottish legislation, most particularly with respect to charity law and related financial reporting requirements.

These variations form an integral component of POR applying in Scotland.

Constitution Templates

Below we have three Constitution templates that go alongside March 2024 edition of Scottish Variations to POR that can be used across Regions, Districts and Groups:

Region Constitution template

District Constitution template

Group Constitution template

You can find more information regarding the transition to Trustee Boards here.

AGM Agenda and Script Templates

Below you will find templates for Annual General Meetings agendas and scripts for Groups, Districts and Regions.

AGM Agenda and Script Template - Groups

AGM Agenda and Script Template - Districts

AGM Agenda and Script Template - Regions


We have a number of recourses and templates which may help you organise your Trustee Board and AGM's. 

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