Subscriptions

Subs are currently £24 a quarter payable in advance and are payable by standing order where possible. Payments are due on the following dates:-

28th February

31st May

31st August

30th November

Membership subs cover the day to day activities of all the Beaver, Cub and Scout sections, alongside subscriptions to District and to cover the cost of running the Hall and other activities.

There are some concessions for more than one family member in the Group. Please contact the Group Secretary (Richard Baker) for information. His contact details can be found in your Welcome pack.

You will find a Standing Order Form in your Welcome Pack. Please return this to your bank by the next payment due date by which time you will know whether your son/daughter wishes to remain.

When your child leaves the Group please can you cancel the standing order so we don’t need to arrange for refunds.

If for any reason you believe you may have difficulty in paying subs you should discuss this with the section Leader/GSL to agree longer or easier payment terms. All discussions on financial matters will be confidential. Cost should not be a barrier to anyone taking part in Scouting.

Gift Aid

All subs paid to our group are eligible for gift-aid. This means that if you are a tax-payer, for every £1 you pay in subs our scout group can claim an additional 25p from HMRC.

On our current £24 per term subs that’s an additional £6 per term.

We usually spend Gift Aid revenues on large purchases like tents and camping equipment for the group. This means that more of your subs can be spent on providing activities for the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.

If your circumstances change and you can no longer claim gift aid or you wish to switch which parent claims gift aid then please contact our Group Secretary.