Costs at 1st Casey Scout Group are kept to a minimum. With the support of the Group Committee, fundraising activities and grants are sought throughout the year to help keep running and equipment costs to a minimum.
Annual Membership Fee
The annual membership fee is due for payment in June and covers the cost for:
- Scouts Victoria Registration
- Scouts Victoria Insurance
- Casey District Levy
- Leader Training
Group running costs – hall rent, insurance, trailer registration
The membership fee for 2014/2015 is $265.00 and is payable by direct deposit into our Bank Account. Pro-rata applies for the following joining dates:
- 1 October to 31 December – $215.00
- 1 January to 31 March – $155.00
- 1 April – 30 June – $95.00
The membership fee is determined by the Group Leader and Treasurer in May of each year. Parents are advised by a letter and an invoice is supplied with payment details.
Term fees are in addition to the membership fee and are due to be paid in the first two weeks of each term by a direct deposit to the section bank account. It covers the cost of weekly meetings and badges. Term fees are $30 for each term.
The initial joining fee is a one-off payment covering the costs of administration, badges, scarf, hat (cubs only) and record book.
- Cub Joining Fee – $50
- Scout Joining Fee – $40
A cub or scout shirt is purchased from the Scouts Shop by parents separately.
Other activities such as camps, hikes, District events, and other indoor and outdoor activities are additional costs, but are kept to a minimum as leaders volunteer their time and parents assist with transport. Parents are advised of costs for these activities and payments are made by direct deposit into the Section bank account. Where possible fundraising for Scouts and Cubs to attend Jamboree and Cuboree is undertaken by parents under the auspice of the Group Committee, to help reduce the costs.