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DURHAM SCOUT COUNTY Development Plan

www.durhamscouts.org.uk

October 2010


What we need to do to make Durham a GROWING County Objectives Increased retention of young people

DCs on board with sharing & delivering the vision

GSL in every group

An increase of 15 new Sections against the 2010 census

Growth of 20% in total membership 25% increase in adults working in sections Individuals recognised with awards (adults and young people)

Actions 1.1 Recruitment: a) Effective management of Youth Want-to-Join enquiries b) Effective management of Adult Want-to-Join enquiries c) Promote different recruitment methods (workshops, Parent & Child events, namegeneration events, Do-it.org, etc) d) Encourage Flexible Volunteering e) Support Executive Committees to ensure Adult Appointment Process, including Induction, is effective 1.2 Retention: a) maximise Moving On links eg by promoting use of “My BackPack� b) Ensure all adults have opportunity for annual 1:1 review with their line manager c) Recognise and acknowledge achievements eg increase in Good Service Awards d) Ensure joint activities occur between Sections e) Share knowledge of best practice, of good resources (Section Essentials, POL, etc) 1.3 Growth: a) Review every District to consider areas where no Scouting provision exists

Led by

Reviewed by

Target Date

a) DCs

a) June 2011

b) DCs

b) June 2011

c) DCs GSLs d) DCs GSLs e) CTM DCs GSLs a) DCs GSLs b) CC DCs GSLs c) CC DCs d) GSLs DESCs e) DCs GSLs

a) DCs

CC CTM

RAG

Trend

c) Dec 2011 d) Dec 2011 e) June 2011

a) June 2011 b) June 2011 CC c) June 2012 ACCs (Sections) d) Dec 2011 e) Dec 2011

CC

a) June 2012

October 2010


What we need to do to make Durham a YOUTH County Objectives

Consultation with youth in decision making Enagagement with young people

Actions 2.1 Youth Forums: a) Encourage creation and use of Youth Forums at Group, District and County levels 2.2 Young Peoples Voices: a) All Committees to include Youth Members in their membership b) Provide training in committee work for Youth Members, and training for all committee members to ensure that Youth Members are heard 2.3 Explorer Scouts: a) Ensure all 14-18s have opportunity to join Explorer Unit b) Ensure Explorer Scouts are aware of all options available to them at age 18 2.4 Scout Network: a) Ensure all 18-25s have opportunity to join Network Unit

Led by a) ADCs

Reviewed by

Target Date

ACCs (Sections)

a) June 2012

a) DCs b) CTM

RAG

Trend

a) June 2013 CC

a) DESCs GSLs b) DESCs GSLs

ACC (ES) CSNC

a) CSNLs DESCs

CSNC

b) June 2012

a) June 2011 b) June 2011

a) June 2011

October 2010


What we need to do to make Durham a SOUND County Objectives

Budgeting and financial planning Dedicated County Office Focussed Paid Staff Team Define purpose of Moor House Activity Centre Regular and effective communication Executive Committee in every Group All Trustees trained

Actions 3.1 Financial Governance: a) Produce and monitor annual Sectional Budgets and consolidated County Budget b) Encourage good stewardship through fundraising, Gift Aid, etc 3.2 County Office: a) Create dedicated County Office, adequately staffed in suitable location b) Recruit County Secretary 3.3 Moor House Activity Centre: a) Create dedicated staffing structure b) Define purpose, including relationship with Scout County c) Set performance targets for income, usage, and re-investment

3.4 Support: a) Every Group to have an active Executive Committee b) Make training available to all Trustees at all levels c) Encourage regular communication (”up-theline” and “down-the-line”) by most appropriate means d) Review County Team structure and roles e) Ensure awareness of Safeguarding procedures

Led by

Reviewed by

Target Date

RAG

Trend

a) March 2011 County Treasurer

County Executive

a) Dec 2010

County Executive

County Team

County Executive

CC County Chair County Treasurer

a) District Execs b) DCs CTM c) DCs CC d) CC County Team e) County Team

b) June 2012

b) Dec 2010

a) Dec 2010 b) Dec 2010 c) March 2011

a) June 2013 b) June 2011 CC

c) Dec 2010 d) Dec 2011 e) June 2011

October 2010


What we need to do to make Durham a RELEVANT AND FOCUSSED County Objectives Executive to be vibrant and focussed on development Ongoing development plan All Leaders to be trained

Actions 4.1 Focus: a) Actively review Exec membership annually for relevant skills b) Review County Development Plan annually c) Review District Development Plans annually d) Net increase of 3 in number of LTMs e) Ensure all adults holding appointments are offered appropriate training

Led by a) CC DCs County Chair b) County Team County Exec c) CC DCs d) DCs County Team e) DCs

Reviewed by a) CC County Chair b) County Team County Exec c) CC d) CTM

Target Date

RAG

a) Mar 2011 b) June 2011 c) Dec 2011 d) Dec 2014 e) June 2011

e) CTM

Events team Young Spokespeople in each District International opportunities for every member

4.2 Activities: a) Create Events Team to plan and oversee delivery of County events b) Make international opportunities available to all c) Encourage “fresh-thinking� re activities and venues

a) CC b) DCs GSLs c) DCs County Team

a) County Team b) ACC (Int) c) County Team

a) Mar 2011 b) Dec 2011 c) Mar 2011

More influence in local authority and other external parnters All Districts to have acess to a Media Development Manager

4.3 Media/External Relations: a) Appoint Young Spokespeople in every District, with access to training b) Create team of District Media Development Managers, with access to training c) Create/improve links with Local Authorities and other decision-making bodies

a) DCs County MDM b) DCs County MDM c) DCs County Team

a) June 2012 CC

b) June 2012 c) Dec 2012

October 2010

Trend


What we need to do to make Durham a DIVERSE County Objectives

Actions

All Groups are inclusive

5.1 Training: a) Review all Groups to assess compliance with national equal opportunities policy b) Compare membership profile of each District with local demographics c) Make additional training available where required in co-education and diversity

Led by

Reviewed by

a) DCs b) DCs GSLs c) CTM

Target Date

RAG

a) June 2011 CC

b) June 2011 c) June 2012

October 2010

Trend


Notes to the Development Plan: a) Provenance: the contents of the Plan were initially drawn up during a Development Weekend attended by the County Team and DCs, and facilitated by the Regional Development Team. Apart from drawing on the experiences and ideas of those present at that weekend, the Plan also incorporates input from an on-line survey that was open to all members of the County. It was ratified by the County Executive Committee meeting in June 2010.

b) Review: progress will be formally reviewed by the County Team and DCs at least every 6 months, and a report made to the County Executive. The Plan document will be updated in two ways to provide a simple visual guide to progress: firstly, the RAG column will be coloured against each development point. Red will indicate no start has been made, Amber will indicate that work is in progress, and Green will indicate completion of that point. Secondly, the Trend column will display an arrow against each point to indicate movement since the last update: ↑ will show that progress has been made, ↔will show that no change has occurred, and ↓will show that we have regressed. The most-recently updated Plan will be available on the County website.

c) Abbreviations used: GSLs = Group Scout Leaders DESCs = District Explorer Scout Leaders DCs = District Commissioners CTM = County Training Manager ACCs = Assistant County Commissioners CSNC = County Scout Network Commissioner CC = County Commissioner MDM = Media Development Manager October 2010

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