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.
Please contact the Group Leader if more information is required.
What does a Scout wear?
On your child’s investiture night, the Scout Group will provide a ‘neckie’ (neckerchief), ‘woggle’ (fastener for the neckie) and uniform badges, as well as a red polo Fullarton activity shirt.
Before then you will need to buy the appropriate uniform shirt (brown shoulders for Joeys, yellow for Cubs, green for Scouts and maroon for Venturers) and a wide brimmed Scouts hat. Dress trousers in khaki are available but are optional unless your Scout participates in a formal public occasion.
The uniform consists of a shirt (polo style), belt, scarf & woggle, and trousers. The uniform is available from the Scout Uniform shop which is located within EXURBIA | The Adventure Supply Co.
134A The Parade, Norwood, SA 5067. (tel. 8223 5544). A small number of second hand shirts are available at the Fullarton Scout hall at a significant discount.
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.
How much is it to join?
When joining the Fullarton Scout Group there is a one-off joining fee of $180 for new members (with a discount available for existing members transferring from other Group).
This is to partially defray the costs of:
Membership fees are term based, but we do not charge a term fee for the first term / part term (other than the joining fee).
On the first night that your child attends, you will need to complete a ‘Y1’ form (available at the Scout Hall via a QR code)
This provides us with emergency contact and medical information, and later on is used for registration with Scouts SA once your child has been invested and become a full member.
The Joining Fee (above) is payable prior to investiture, preferably by direct deposit to the Fullarton Scout Group Operating Bank account
Please make sure to identify your child’s name and Section in the payment details.
What is the ongoing cost?
There is an annual fee of $450 (Invoiced as 2 payments in term 1 and term 3) which is based on a calendar year. We do not charge a fee for the first term, e.g. if a child becomes a New Chum in term 1 the fee will be based on the remaining 3 terms.
A discount is available if you pay fees up front for the year, or if you have 2 or more children with the Group you will get sibling discount as shown in the table below.
|Scouts Fee’s 2023||Term 1||Term 3||Total per annum||Paid in advance|
|2nd child less 5%||$215||$215||$430||$410|
|3rd child less 10%||$200||$200||$400||$380|
We look forward to your child/children deciding to join the Worldwide Scouting Movement and becoming a member of the Fullarton Scout Group.
Please call James Gardiner (Group Leader) on 0488 507 686 or Simon Gray
(Assistant Group Leader) on 0417 818 541 with any questions, or ask for us at the hall.
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