Join Us

If your interested in Scouting, we’d love to hear from you – there is something here for everyone, from the youngest Joeys right through to our young adult Rovers.  As a family-based group we also welcome parent helpers, and aspiring future leaders.  Joining involves becoming a member of Scouts Australia as well as contributing to our local Group.
Membership costs involve three basic fees:

  • Scout Association Membership Fee – this membership fee is paid to the Scout Association of Australia, Queensland Branch.
  • Section Subscription – this fee goes to providing our Group with resources for weekly activities.
  • Annual Service Fee – this fee helps us raise funds and is waived for those who help the Group in kind.

Our New Member Information Pack provides a brief overview of what the Victor Scout Group is about.

Scout Association Membership Fee

At the end of each Scout Year (31st March), the Victor Scout Group is required to pay an annual membership fee for each member to the Scout Association of Australia, Queensland Branch.

Scout Association fees cover the administration and support costs for Scouts Queensland.

Youth members enrolling from April 2016 will be required to pay fees in accordance with the scale below. This fee consists of an enrolment fee and membership fee. The fee payable is calculated from the date of the youth member joined the group.

Pro-rata fees for new Members from April 2018

APR 2018 MAY 2018 JUN 2018 JUL 2018 AUG 2018 SEP 2018
$193 $183 $175 $165 $155 $145
OCT 2018 NOV 2018 DEC 2018 JAN 2019 FEB 2019 MAR 2019
$135 $128 $118 $68 $68 $68

Section Subscription

To enable us to provide weekly meetings for each of the Scout Sections, a number of resources are needed, such as craft material, first aid equipment, maps, compasses, etc. These resources enable us to deliver our Scout Program to all of our members, and are paid for out of our Section Subscriptions.

For the 2018/2019 year, the section fees are $30 per term (or $110 per year), with discounts applying where there are multiple children in one family.

Annual Service Fee

The Service Fee works to encourage more families to participate in fundraising activities such as BBQs, and to relieve the financial burden of maintenance of the Den on the Group.  This fee will be refunded at the end of the year if the family participates in the equivalent of 4 fundraising, or similar, activities during the year.

Currently the annual service fee is $100 per family.

Fundraising

In order to provide training and insurance cover for the Group (accident and income protection for Leaders and members of the Committee) and to equip the Sections with camping equipment etc., funds need to be raised.

All families are expected to participate in the fundraising activities undertaken by the Group.  By raising funds in this manner, it will prevent the need for additional levies to be charged or increases in Section Subscriptions.

Victor Scout Group fundraising activities include:

  • Sausage sizzles at Bunnings Mt Gravatt store.
  • Sausage sizzles at ANZAC Day service in WJ Scott Park – supported by the Holland Park Sub-Branch of the Queensland RSL.
  • Annual Christmas raffle.

Payment

Members can pay for the above charges by cash or cheque, however, our preferred method of payment is by direct credit to the Victor Scout Group bank account.

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