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How We Are Governed - Admin - 11-07-2009

How We Are Governed

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National Scout Assembly:

The Scout Association of Belize is governed by a National Scout Assembly as determined by the Constitution.

The National Scout Assembly, of which the President is the Chairman, consists of twenty-four members: President, Chief Scout, three Directors, seven National Commissioners and twelve elected representatives, two from each district. The National Scout Executive and other Executives (professional staff) are ex-officio members of the Assembly and are not entitled to vote.

Composition of the National Scout Assembly:
  • President - Ramiro Duran[/list:u]
    • Chief Scout - Erasmo Franklin[/list:u]
      • Director of Operations - Randolph Johnson[/list:u]
        • Director of Education - Roberto Harrison[/list:u]
          • Director of Support Services - Jose Mai[/list:u]
            • National Cub Scout Commissioner - Jersha Lennan[/list:u]
              • National Scout Commissioner - Patrick Thompson[/list:u]
                • National Venture Scout Commissioner - Jose Riverol[/list:u]
                  • National Badge Commissioner - Pierre Obando[/list:u]
                    • National Program Commissioner - Nephtali Palma[/list:u]
                      • National Training Commissioner - Vacant[/list:u]
                        • National Court of Honor/International Commissioner - Leonides Cuellar[/list:u]
                          • Francisco Cal - Toledo District Representative[/list:u]
                            • Martin Palma - Toledo District Representative[/list:u]
                              • Everaldo Puck - Corozal District Representative[/list:u]
                                • Armando Aban - Corozal District Representative[/list:u]
                                  • Vivianni Teul - Cayo District Representative[/list:u]
                                    • Lucy Lisbey - Cayo District Representative[/list:u]
                                      • Carol Cabral - Stann Creek District Representative[/list:u]
                                        • Vincent Nunez - Stann Creek District Representative[/list:u]
                                          • Imogene Williams - Belize District Representative[/list:u]
                                            • Teresita Oliver - Belize District Representative[/list:u]
                                              • Vacant - Orange Walk District Representative[/list:u]
                                                • Vacant - Orange Walk District Representative[/list:u]

                                                  Meetings:
                                                  The Assembly meets at least once in every year and Extraordinary Meetings are called by the President following a request made in writing by twelve members of the Assembly.

                                                  At the Annual General Meeting the Assembly approves the Annual Report including the audited financial statements, elects members to the National Committee, and transacts any other business admitted by the President or by two-thirds of the members present at the Meeting.

                                                  Twelve members form a quorum at any meeting of the Assembly.

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                                                  The functions of the National Scout Assembly are:
                                                  • To receive, approve or disapprove reports from corresponding Directors and Commissioners[/list:u]
                                                    • To consider changes to the Constitution[/list:u]
                                                      • To set institutional objectives (3/5 year periods) and as required develop polices in order for the objectives to be carried out[/list:u]
                                                        • To elect six members to the National Committee as deemed necessary[/list:u]
                                                          • To supervise the work of the President[/list:u]

                                                            National Committee:
                                                            The National Committee determines policies in accordance with the objectives set by the Assembly.

                                                            The National Committee consists of twelve members: President, Chief Scout, three Directors, National Court of Honor/International Commissioner and six elected representatives from the remaining eighteen members from the National Scout Assembly. The National Scout Executive and other Executives are ex-officio members of the Assembly without a vote.

                                                            Composition of the National Committee:
                                                            • President - Ramiro Duran[/list:u]
                                                              • Chief Scout - Erasmo Franklin[/list:u]
                                                                • Director of Operations - Randolph Johnson[/list:u]
                                                                  • Director of Education - Roberto Harrison[/list:u]
                                                                    • Director of Support Services - Jose Mai[/list:u]
                                                                      • National Court of Honor/International Commissioner - Leonides Cuellar[/list:u]
                                                                        • Elected Member - Jersha Lennan - National Cub Scout Commissioner[/list:u]
                                                                          • Elected Member - Martin Palma, 8th Toledo San Pedro Columbia RC Scout Group[/list:u]
                                                                            • Elected Member - Imogene Williams, 22nd Belize St.Luke Scout Group[/list:u]
                                                                              • Elected Member - Cynthia Henkis, 4th Belize Wesley Scout Group[/list:u]
                                                                                • Elected Member - Lucy Lisby, 1st Cayo Sacred Heart Scout Group[/list:u]
                                                                                  • Elected Member - Everaldo Puck, 19th Corozal Lousiville Scout Group[/list:u]


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                                                                                    Meetings:
                                                                                    • The National Committee meets at least six times a year at such place and time as it may decide[/list:u]
                                                                                      • The National Committee adopts its own rules and procedures[/list:u]
                                                                                        • Six members form a quorum at any meeting of the National Committee[/list:u]

                                                                                          The functions of the National Committee are:
                                                                                          • To define institutional policies in order to achieve the institutional objectives approved at the AGM[/list:u]
                                                                                            • To define general (not detailed) guidelines of a plan of action in respect of the defined policies[/list:u]
                                                                                              • To provide the resources for the policies and action plans to be carried out[/list:u]
                                                                                                • To approve changes to the POR as thought necessary[/list:u]

                                                                                                  The Executive Committee:
                                                                                                  The Executive Committee reports and works directly under the National Committee.

                                                                                                  The functions of the Executive Committee are:
                                                                                                  • To develop and implement a detailed plan of action in respect of the policies defined by the National Committee[/list:u]
                                                                                                    • To submit timely reports to the National Committee on progress achieved in relations to the work plan related to the detailed plan of action[/list:u]

                                                                                                      Composition of the Executive Committee:
                                                                                                      • Chief Scout - Dr. Erasmo Franklin[/list:u]
                                                                                                        • President - Chairman - Ramiro Duran[/list:u]
                                                                                                          • Director of Operations - Randolph Johnson[/list:u]
                                                                                                            • Director of Education - Roberto Harrison[/list:u]
                                                                                                              • Director of Support Services - Jose Mai[/list:u]
                                                                                                                • National Scout Executive - Hilberto B. Riverol, Ex officio[/list:u]

                                                                                                                  Ladder of Decision-Making:
                                                                                                                  • National Scout Assembly:[/*]
                                                                                                                    • Sets institutional objectives[/*][/list:u][/list:u]
                                                                                                                      • National Committee:[/*]
                                                                                                                        • Determines policies in accordance with the objectives[/*][/list:u][/list:u]
                                                                                                                          • Executive Committee:[/*]
                                                                                                                            • Designs, applies, and coordinates National plans and programs in accordance with the policies[/*][/list:u][/list:u]