Membership, Forms and Fees

Membership, Forms and Fees

Keen to join 1st East Ryde Scout Group?  please contact us. You will have the opportunity to visit, spend some time and meet our leaders. After this initial process you can apply to join our Group and Scouts Australia. The joining process usually involves meeting our Group Leader, to explain a little bit more about our Group and Scouting in general.

Forms | Uniform | Fees

Forms

It is important to fill in the required forms so that our insurance covers all participants at each activity.

Membership forms are found on the Scouts NSW website 

Please note that all adults in scouting (including parents who come to activities to help out) must have a valid Working With Children Check (WWCC) and a completed Adult Helper form.

 

Uniform

Shirt:

Each section wears a shirt with a different colour across the sleeve, yoke and collar.

Shirts can be purchased online at https://scoutshop.com.au or you may be able to buy second hand from another family in the group. 

Scarf:

An East Ryde Scout Group scarf will be presented to each youth member when they are invested into the section. They will also receive some badges to be sewn onto the shirt. The cost of the scarf and badges is covered by your fees.

The Scouts NSW website has more information about uniforms and placement of badges for each section: Joeys | Cubs | Scouts | Venturers | Leaders

2019 Fees

Continuing Youth Members:

Scouts NSW Membership East Ryde Scout Group  Section Subs  Annual Fee 
$164 $94 $40 $298

 

New Youth Members:

  Scouts NSW Membership & one-off Joining Fee East Ryde Scout Group Fee Section Subs  Total Fee 
Join in Term 1 $164 + $30 $94 $40 $328
Join in Term 2 $123 + $30 $72 $30 $255
Join in Term 3 $82 + $30 $48 $20 $180
Join in Term 4  $41 + $30 $24 $10 $105

The following rebates are also applicable for children of leaders and committee members:

  • Leaders receive an $80 rebate per youth member
  • Committee members receive a $40 rebate per youth member

 

Adult Leaders

There is no charge for adult members (leaders, committee or registered parent helpers) as the group pays the annual membership on their behalf.

Scout NSW Membership

Scouts NSW membership is a large part of the yearly fees. This covers administration and development of scouting in NSW and in the Sydney North Region, provision of campsites and activity centres, training of leaders and insurance for all members for personal accident and public liability. For new members there is a one-off joining fee of $30.

 

Group Funds

The East Ryde Scout group fee is used to pay for general running costs of our group, like electricity & gas, maintenance of hall & equipment, and to cover costs of leaders. The amount charged does not fully cover our yearly expenses so fundraising activities supplement these amounts. All group families are expected to participate in the fundraising activities - there are many ways to help out.

 

Section subscriptions

Weekly subscriptions or 'subs' are payable by each youth member in each section. The amount is equivalent of $1 per week and must be paid even if you don't attend every meeting. This money is kept within the section by the section leader and is used to cover the cost of resources, such as craft materials, needed to run the weekly programs. Subs will be invoiced at the beginning of the year along with your fees.

 

Active Kids Rebate

Active Kids is a NSW Government program which helps families get their children active, via a $100 voucher per child. Scouts NSW is an approved provider of the Active Kids rebate. You can use your voucher with only 1 organisation.

  1. Go to the Service NSW online portal to apply for your Active Kids voucher
  2. Download a copy of the voucher
  3. Redeem your voucher via the Scouts NSW website. They will then inform our treasurer who has used the rebate and this will be reflected in your fees invoice. Please do not send your Active Kids information to our treasurer.

 

Fees Invoice

Fees are invoiced during term 1. Please pay promptly as we are all volunteers and our time is valuable. If you still have not received an invoice after Term 1 or during the year due to mid year joining, please email our Treasurer.

The Group recognises that some families may struggle to meet payments from time to time. If you are having difficulty paying fees please contact the Treasurer - Sarah Hyland or the Group Leader - Darren Mason.

Bank account details for direct transfer:

Account name: 1st East Ryde Scout Group
BSB: 062245
Account number: 00904904
N.B. Please include child's surname and invoice number in the reference field.