Money Matters

Is it expensive to join?


We don’t think so.  Our membership subscription (subs) covers the basic running costs of the Group (such as insurance, donations to the Church who provide access to their facilities and consumables for our weekly meetings) and are low compared to many other Scout Groups.

There may be an extra charge for some meetings if we’re doing something special (for example laser quest or bowling at Christmas).

Camps and other events/activities will cost extra, the cost of these will depend on what we’re doing and how far we have to travel.  Typically weekend camps cost about £60

You will also need to buy uniform, more information about what uniform is required is available from the Uniform FAQs page.

When are subs due and how much are they?

We currently charge an annual membership subscription fee of £72 which is payable at the start of the year or can be paid by standing order in 12 equal monthly instalments.

The Standing order information can be found here – Standing-order-form.docx

The current monthly rates for subs are:

Beavers:

£6 / per month

Cubs:

£6 / per month

Scouts:

£6 / per month

Explorers:

£6/ per month

I want to join but I'm worried about the costs?


We believe that cost shouldn’t be a barrier to enjoying Scouting and we will try our best to support those that need it.

Can I pay my subs by standing order?


Yes!  Please ask your section leader for details or download instructions from the members’ are Standing-order-form.docx If you’re planning to pay by standing order, please follow the instructions carefully and let your section leader know so we can trace your payments back to you!

Do you claim Gift Aid?


Yes we do. Gift Aid is a major source of income for the Group and helps us to keep the cost of subs low.  (If you sign-up for Gift Aid we can claim an extra 25 pence from the tax man for every pound of subscription paid, and at no extra cost to you!)

If you haven’t signed-up to allow us to claim gift aid on your subs, please complete a form and return it your section leader.  (You can ask your leader for a form or download one from here         Gift-Aid-declaration-form.doc

Please note:

  1. You must pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April one year to 5 April the next) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that we will reclaim on your payments.
  2. You can cancel the declaration at any time by notifying the Group Treasurer.
  3. Please notify the Group Treasurer if you change your name or address, or no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains.

You can contact the Group Treasurer through the Contact page.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
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