While we are a non-profit charity Scouting needs to cover its costs (building, insurance etc) so we charge as follows. Every Group’s costs are different so this may well differ from what other Groups charge.
Dragons Explorer Scout Unit are part of the District Explorer Scout provision and therefore do finances slightly differently though costs are similar. Please contact the Explorer Leaders for more information on how this works in Explorers, and for who to make cheques payable to.
For Beavers, Cubs and Scouts…
We also invite parents to complete a Gift Aid declaration, as this allows us to claim back the tax paid on the membership fee. This doesn’t cost you any extra, but is worth over 20% extra to us!
We try to keep costs as low as possible, and if any Scout is struggling to attend for financial reasons please discuss this with a Leader. Generally we can’t refund bookings unless we cancel the event (we will already have spent money e.g. on accommodation and transport) – but if you know your son/daughter will be there it really helps if you can book as far in advance as possible.
If you’ve lost them, the joining forms including standing order and gift aid can be downloaded here.
When paying by cheque, these are payable to The Saints Scout Group.