How much does it cost?
Being run by volunteers, Scouting is incredible value for money and not expensive either. Parents pay a subscription 3 times a year in line with the School Spring, Summer and Autumn terms. This covers the cost of regular meetings. On top of this there are one-off fees payable for specific events such as camps.
|Beaver section:||£30 per term (£90 per annum)|
|Cub section:||£35 per term (£105 per annum)|
|Scout section:||£40 per term (£120 per annum)|
Example event costs
|Beaver sleepover (indoor)||£20|
|Cub weekend away (indoor)||£80|
|Scout weekend camp (outdoor)||£40|
|Scout 7-night Summer Camp (outdoor)||£250|
Although our fees are low many of our costs are not! The Group needs to maintain its meeting place and equipment including the Scout minibus, trailer, tents, &c. We also pay fees to the UK Scout Association of which we form part. This means that we frequently conduct fundraising events such as bag-packing at supermarkets and socials.
We also use fundraising to maintain a trust fund from which we can subsidise the subscriptions and event fees of any young people who cannot afford the full cost of Scout membership.
Help us to claim a little bit extra by using Gift Aid
As a registered charity (number 299949), we can claim tax back on any monies you donate to us (including the termly sectional payments).