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  1. Passive Management 2. Thoughtful Management 3. Proactive Management 4. Management Excellence
Continuous Improvement Group Health is rarely reviewed. Group Health is reviewed annually with consideration for key stakeholders. Group Health is reviewed each program cycle, engaging key stakeholders when necessary. Group Health is reviewed each program cycle, always engaging key stakeholders.

Long-term, sustainable membership growth depends on having healthy Groups. The Group Health Navigator helps Group Commissioners develop an action plan that will contribute to long-term sustainable growth by measuring behaviour against the Five Priorities for Success.

Groups will progress through different stages of maturity. The state of the Group relates to its degree of planning and stakeholder engagement. The goal for Groups should be to reach at least stage 3 of maturity in each measure of Group Health.

  1. Passive Management: The Group offers fun and safe activities for youth; however, management is limited and largely reactive.
  2. Thoughtful Management: The Group engages in basic planning with some thought given to key stakeholders.
  3. Proactive Management: The Group engages in rigorous planning and consults stakeholders to anticipate future needs.
  4. Management Excellence: The Group operates with a high degree of professionalism; plans are fully integrated and ensure long-term success in the community.

Group Health Navigator

  1. Passive Management 2. Thoughtful Management  3. Proactive Management  4. Management Excellence 
Mission Impact   Community engagement and representation are not considered as part Group operations. The Group participates in community events and recognizes underrepresented populations. The Group regularly engages with the community and takes proactive steps to recruit from underrepresented populations. The Group is viewed as an important local institution. Membership strongly represents community diversity.
Program and financial business planning is limited. Membership growth is not considered The Group has an annual business plan which includes program objectives, a budget with fundraising goals and membership targets. The Group has a three-year business plan where program and Volunteer support objectives drives fundraising goals. Net membership growth is regularly achieved. The Group has five-year business plan with program and Volunteer support excellence drives budget and fundraising goals. 10% membership growth is regularly achieved.
Safety Leadership  The Group meets all Scouts Canada Policies & Procedures. The Group meets all Scouts Canada Policies & Procedures. The Group Commissioner role models safety leadership. The Group Commissioner role models safety leadership, especially in challenging situations. Safety leadership is internalized by all members and is considered for every decision in and out of Scouting.
Program Quality  Programs offer fun and safe activities for youth with limited use of the Four Elements. Programs align with the Four Elements. Youth involvement is limited. Scouter-facilitated programs actively involve youth and align with the Four Elements. Youth take active leadership roles in all aspects of the program with Scouters providing situationally appropriate support.
Volunteer Support  Volunteers receive limited support. Performance management and feedback are used as intervention tools. Some key Volunteers have Scouter Development plans. Volunteer performance is reviewed annually. Volunteers receive constructive feedback seasonally and have Scouter Development plans. All aspects of the Volunteer Support Cycle are critical components of Group culture.
Group Capacity   Volunteers are recruited passively. Succession planning is limited. Active recruitment is attempted when convenient. There is a succession plan for the Group Commissioner role. Active recruitment is used to fill most roles. There are succession plans for key roles which include multiple candidates. Active recruitment and succession planning occur constantly with careful thought given to long-term needs.
Administrative responsibilities are exclusively completed by Section Scouters. The Group has no dedicated Group Committee Scouters. The Group has a dedicated Commissioner and Administrator; Section Scouters continue to have some administrative responsibilities. The Group has a dedicated Committee including a Commissioner, Administrator, Treasurer, Fundraising Coordinator, etc. The Group Committee achieves operational excellence and includes many Scouters with dedicated and specialized roles.
Continuous Improvement  Group Health is rarely reviewed. Group Health is reviewed annually with consideration for key stakeholders. Group Health is reviewed each program cycle, engaging key stakeholders when necessary. Group Health is reviewed each program cycle, always engaging key stakeholders.

Group Health Navigator

The Group Management Calendar

Our Scouting program can be divided into four program cycles, which align with the four seasons. The Group Management Calendar outlines what Groups focus on each program cycle to provide quality Scouting programs and experiences that are consistent with our brand.

 
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ACTIVITY S O N D J F M A M J J A
Group Planning                         
Youth Registration                         
Scout Popcorn                         
Annual Program Planning                         
Fall Program Cycle                         
Winter Program Cycle                         
Spring Program Cycle                         
Summer Program Cycle                         
Program Quality Review                         
Volunteer Recruitment                         
Volunteer Screening                         
Volunteer Onboarding                         
Scouter Development                         
Recognition                         
Performance Management                         
Group Health Review                         
Activity 1                         
Activity 2                         
Activity 3                         

Group Management Calendar