The Group Leader is primarily responsible for the management and co-ordination of the resources of the Scout Group in accordance with the policies of Scouting Ireland and is appointed by the Chief Commissioner (Adult Resources) upon the nomination of the Scout Group Council and recommendation of the County Commissioner.

The Group Leader is a member of the National Council, the Scout Group Council, the Scout County Board and the Scout County Management Committee

The key areas of responsibility of the Group Leader are:

- To ensure that the Scout Group Council, the Programme Sections and the Group meets its responsibilities to Scouting in the community.

- To manage the Group resources

- To ensure that the Group meets it's responsibilities to Scouting Ireland and carries out it's functions as set out in the Constitution and Rules

- To represent the Scout Group Council at meetings of the Scout County Management Committee.

- To co-ordinate and support the youth programme in operation by the Programme sections to achieve continuity in the youth programme offered by the Scout Group.

- To approve the nomination by the Scout Group Council of Programme Scouters for appointment by the County Commissioner.

- To ensure that Programme Scouters take appropriate adult leader training.

- To present a report to the Annual General Meeting of the Scout Group Council.

- To carry out any other functions and duties as required by the Scout Group Council from time to time.