For the first three weeks your child can simply come have a look and join in with the activities to see if he or she likes it. During that time they are automatically covered by the Scout Association for insurance purposes. Parents are welcome to watch as well as participate.
The uniform consists of a shirt (polo style), belt, scarf & woggle, and trousers. Scout uniform supplies can be purchase with the group or from Exurbia, 134A The Parade Norwood, SA, 5067. Scout Uniform Shirts must be worn to each section night. A selection of 2nd hand shirts are available at the Hall as well, please ask.
Scouting is all about learning new skills in the outdoors. We encourage all our groups to participate in sleepovers, holidays, camps and hikes range from day activities up to three days duration. The cost of these activities is an extra expense; however, you can be sure that we carefully aim to keep the price of such activities to a minimum. Our aim is that each section has at least one overnight activity each term. The cost of these activities varies between Joey, Cub and Scouts sections and also with the travel distance.
A Scout Group is entirely self-funded. The expenses of a Scout Group are various. A somewhat major cost is the purchasing of badges and certificates. (Badges are presented as soon as they are earned and there is no call for parents to purchase their child’s badges).
The Group must also meet the cost of maintaining the Scout Hall itself and we have the normal water, electricity and insurance bills to pay. Then there is also the initial and ongoing cost of training Leaders and the supply of their uniforms.
The Group’s running costs are mostly offset by the annual membership subscriptions and partly through a small number of fundraising activities throughout the year.
Most Scout Groups engage in fundraising for the Group. We encourage fundraising for major events (like attending a Jamboree) through the formation of parent committees for specific events.
Initial Joining Fee $145 Scouts SA membership (paid once a year), neckie, woggle, badges for investiture, compulsory hat and reduced term fee.
Per term $50
Annual Fees – 1st child
Scouts SA membership $70
Term fees $50 x 4 terms $200
Annual Fees – 2nd,3rd,4th children same family
Scouts SA membership $70
Term fees $35 x 4 terms $140
Fees payments are managed by the group Treasurer, should you have any questions on fees and payment please contact the Treasurer. Fees are reviewed annually at the group AGM.
There will be additional costs throughout the year for camps and some activities, these costs are always kept to a
minimum. We aim to make Scouting affordable for every family. If you are experiencing difficulties, please see the
Group Leader to discuss payment options.
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