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Membership & Fees for 2016

If you would like to join 1st East Ryde Scout Group please contact us. Once you have had a chance to visit us and spend some time with the group and leaders at meetings you will be invited to fill in an application form to become a member of our group and Scouts Australia. The joining process normally involves a short chat with "Teggie", the Group Leader, to explain a little bit more about our group and Scouting in general. This meeting is normally arranged through your section leader prior to completing the application form.

The current annual fee for youth members is $290, which includes a $160 membership subscription which we pay to Scouts Australia and section 'subs' of $10 per term (see below). For new members a one-off joining fee of $30 is also charged by Scouts Australia. Members joining part way through the year pay a proportion of the annual fee and subs plus the joining fee of $30.

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

The following additional rebates are available:

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

Breakdown of Fees for new members

  Group Funds Scouts Australia Charges One-off Joining Fee Section Subs Total
Join in Term 1 $90 $160 $30 $40 $320
Join in Term 2 $68 $120 $30 $30 $248
Join in Term 3 $45 $80 $30 $20 $175
Join in Term 4 $23 $40 $30 $10 $103


Section subscriptions

Weekly subscriptions or 'subs' are payable by each youth member in each section. The amount is $1 per week and must be paid even if you don't come along to 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 programmes. To simplify the process of collecting subs and save time at the start of weekly section meetings, they will be added as an item to the annual fees invoice - the total is currently $40 per year.

Bank account details for direct transfer

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


Payment difficulties

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 (Nerradene Wolken) or the Group Leader (Bob Chorley).