Scout Groups need equipment to operate an exciting
programme of activities for the young people who are Members.
Equipment is not cheap and each item will represent a good
deal of hard work in fund raising. It follows, therefore that
everybody in the Group needs to look after the equipment.
The care and control of the equipment is the responsibility of
the Quartermaster who will be responsible to the Group
Treasurer. This may seem a little strange but it is the Group
Treasurer who is responsible for the inventory and insurance of
the equipment. In reality the Quartermaster will need to have a
practical working relationship with the Section Leaders who
will be the chief users.
The key elements of the role likely to be:
Operate the booking arrangements for equipment
Control the issue and return of equipment
Check the condition of equipment
Give advice about the needs for refurbishment or replacement of equipment
Advise the Group Treasurer of the need to modify the
It is a role that requires a good deal of patience and flexibility.
Remember that the equipment is there to be used even if that
does make the store look less tidy from time to time!