The Group collects subscriptions which cover the cost of activities at weekly meetings and the materials used, rental cost for our meeting place and other associated expenses. It also includes a membership fee to the Scout Association which provides a basic level of insurance whilst on Scouting activities.
Subscriptions are payable termly; we asked for them to be paid by the second week of each term. We currently charge £36.00 a term. This can be paid by standing order either termly or monthly – the current monthly charge is £9.00. Please download a standing order mandate to send to your bank. Please inform you child’s section leader if you intend to pay in this way.
We regularly provide extra-curricular activities and trips which enhance the programme we offer. Camps and adventurous activities, trips and visits are an important part of Scouting which cannot be covered by subscriptions. An additional charge is often required for such activities.
Subscriptions only cover some of the costs of running the Scout Group. In order to maintain the excellent programme of activities we offer and ensure we have appropriate and well-maintained equipment we still need to undertake fundraising. We need parental support with our efforts and while we try to maximise the level of external funding, without this essential income, subscriptions would be higher.
We appreciate that many families’ finances are stretched in these difficult times. We would not want to see anyone miss out for purely financial reasons. If you are experiencing difficulties we can provide assistance. Please speak to your child’s section leader in confidence.