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 Group’s running costs are mostly offset by the annual membership subscriptions and partly through a small number of fundraising activities throughout the year. The groups fees are outlined in the Parent Pack
Please contact the Group Leader if more information is required.
The uniform consists of a shirt (Button Up or Polo style), belt, scarf & woggle, and trousers. The shirt is available from the Exurbia – Uniform Shop – 134A The Parade, Norwood. You will be presented with your badges, scarf and woggle when you are invested into the group.
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, Scouts and Venturer sections and also with the travel distance.
A Scout Group is entirely self-funded. The expenses of a Scout Group are various.
The Group must 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.
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).
To keep fees low a portion of the groups running costs needs to be raised through fundraising. It is expected that all families will support these efforts.
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