Every day, Scouters refer to the BP&P – our By-law, Policies and Procedures – for guidance on Scouting activities such as camping, fundraising, membership and safety.
We want to make BP&P more streamlined, accessible, understandable and useful to all readers, particularly Council and Group Support Scouters, and especially Section Scouters.
First, we are reviewing Scouts Canada’s policies and then Scouts Canada’s procedures.
Policies vs Procedures?
What’s the difference between policies and procedures?
Policies are the “why” of something and procedures are the “how”. For example, our fundraising policy talks about why fundraising is important to Scouts Canada and our fundraising procedures talk about how local groups should organize fundraising activities.
Policies and by-laws are the responsibility of Scouts Canada’s Board of Governors to manage and update. Procedures are ultimately the responsibility of the National Key Three.
The formal kick off for the BP&P Review project was the 2017 National Conference and AGM in Toronto.
The Governance Committee of the Board of Governors and the Executive Director of Special Projects are working together to coordinate this project with the Executive Director taking the lead on project management.