Parents Guide to Scouting

Membership Costs

A Scout Group is entirely self-funded. The expenses of a Scout Group are various. A somewhat major cost is the purchasing of badges, certificates etc., (badges are presented as soon as they are earned and there is no call for parents to purchase their child's badges).

The Group must also meet the cost of maintaining camping equipment in first class, safe condition as well as paying for and maintaining the Scout Hall itself. Naturally we have electricity, insurance and the like to pay. There are also Leader training costs which are met by the Group.

As well as the general Group running costs, there is the cost of providing new equipment and resources such as tents, ropes, cooking gear, games equipment etc.

The purchase of these capital items is the subject of fundraising. There is also ongoing fundraising for Cuboree and Jamboree activities. So every Section will be help raise the necessary funds to continue the successful running of our Scout Group

Each member of the Movement is registered with Scouts Australia, WA Branch and is covered by insurance upon payment of the necessary fees.

The Joining Fee is a one off fee, while the Registration Fee is paid annually, an account will be sent direct to you by the Group. We also have a quarterly Subscription fee.

Naturally with Scouting being fundamentally an outdoors-based programme, there will be from time to time pack holidays, camps, hikes etc., normally over 2 or 3 days, which your child will want to attend. The cost of these activities is an extra expense to yourself but you can be sure that we carefully aim to keep the price of such activities to a minimum.

What a scout Needs

All Scouts, no matter what section (Joey, Cub Scout, Venturer or Rover) will require the following:
  • Shirt (each section has their own colored shirt)
    These are available from the Scout Shop
  • Suitable shoes. (Due to the activities that are undertaken, leather school shoes or sandshoes are preferred for weekly meeting nights)
  • Scarf, Woggle and all badges will be supplied on the night that they are invested.

Requirements for Sleepovers/Camps

  • Sleeping Bag and Pillow
  • Camp Matress (not essential, but a nice to have)
  • Personal Toileties (Soap, Toothpaste and Toothbrush)
  • Towel (one for showering, one for swimming)
  • Thongs (flip-flops) for showering only
  • Swimming Shoes for use in lakes and rivers

Camp specifics

As each camp is unique, the leaders will send out specific requirements for the camp. This list is a suggested list, but it comes from many years experience. All scouts on camps will require sturdy shoes for safety
<< Page 1..........Page 3 >>
Web hosting by