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Group Fees

The Group has been able to maintain low fees for the past 10 years due to our on-going endeavours with fundraising. We are pleased to advise that this will continue in 2018/19.  The Group relies on all families contributing to the fundraising activities held throughout the year to be able to keep the fees at these levels.

2018/19 Financial Year
 Scouts Victoria Registration Fee
 $228 Compulsory fee for all members that covers insurance and Scouting resources.
 Group Fee
 $72 Covers the District fees, leader training, leader registration and utilities (Hall, tents & major equipment) to run the Scout Group.
 Maintenance Levy
 $50 Per family and provides funds to maintain our equipment and cleaning supplies, etc for the Scout Hall.
 Section Fee
  Provides funds to buy badges and program material.
  - Cubs, Scouts & Venturers
  - Joeys

Fees cover the period 1 July 2018 through to 30 June 2019 inclusive. For new members joining part way through the Scout year, the fees will be prorated according to the quarter (School Term) in which they commence.

Venturers who are hosted by 1st Heatherdale will be charged the normal fees other than the "Scouts Victoria Registration Fee" which will be paid by their home group.

Annual fees are payable by 31 May 2018. Payment by EFT is the preferred option. We do not offer a credit card option.

Fees are non-refundable.

Non-payment of fees will preclude participation by youth members. Scouting is for everyone so if you have difficulties with payments please discuss with the Group Leader.

Families that have one or more child involved in the group are only required to pay one Maintenance Levy.

Example 1  

For a family with one Scout, the annual fees are:
Scouts Victoria Registration  1 x $228 = $228
Group Fee  1 x $72 = $72
Maintenance Levy  1 x $50 = $50
Section Fee  1 x $50 = $50
TOTAL         $400

Example 2  

For a family with one Scout and one Joey, the fees are:
Scouts Victoria Registration  2 x $228 = $456
Group Fee  2 x $72 = $144
Maintenance Levy  1 x $50 = $50
Section Fee (Scouts)
 1 x $50 = $50
Section Fee (Joeys)
 1 x $30 = $30
TOTAL         $730

Discount does not apply to the Scouts Victoria registration fee.  Discount only applies to annual fees and not prorated fees.

Further discounts apply to families who join in and participate as an adult member in the running of the Group as either a Leader or as a member of the Group Committee.

Fees for children of Committee Members and Leaders will be discounted by 20% and 80% respectively on the portion that does not go to Scouts Victoria. There is an additional $15 discount for each Leader's child. Committee Members have to hold an Office Bearer position, eg, Chairperson, and be registered with Scouts Victoria to be eligible for the discount. The Committee Member Discount is only applied after the initial year of service. 

Using the examples above:

 Leader Family -
In Example 1 the family would only be required to pay $247.40 and in Example 2 the cost to the family would be $480.80.
 Committee Member - In Example 1 the family would be required to pay $365.60 and in Example 2 the cost to the family would be $675.20.

If you are interested in joining the Committee or becoming a Leader please contact the Group Leader to discuss how you can assist.

1st Heatherdale Scout Group
BSB: 033-061
A/C: 460167