Fees

2021-2022

Your Scout Group fee is made up of a portion that is paid to Scouts Australia (Victoria Branch) for registration and insurances, a District levy and a Group levy.
The Group levy contributes to the maintenance of our equipment, hall and boats.
It also pays utilities, registrations, program supplies and leader training.

Fundraising throughout the year helps to reduce the annual fees – please ensure you contribute to fundraising activities so that others are not carrying your load.

The Membership Fee does not include camping fees and some activity fees. Camping fees are usually dependant on the duration of the camp(2-4 days); where the camp is; the number of members attending. These are typically paid in cash to the Leader and vary from $30 – $65 and include food.

There are other camps and events that are run by Scouts Victoria or a Region; they will set their own fees for those camps.


Fee Structure

$11 per week

Scouting is still one of the cheapest youth activities available at approximately $11 per week (paid annually).

Current as at 1st Feb 2021.

FeeAmount
Scouts Victoria Registration & Insurance244.00
District Levy14.50
Group Levy191.50
Total Annual (Membership Fee)450.00
Census year begins from April 1st.

We offer discounts for multiple children or for children of Leaders.

If you join the Scouting movement mid census year, Scouts Victoria offers a pro-rata scale as shown below. All pro-rata fees are rounded up to a whole dollar.

Membership Currency

Invoices will be sent in early February 2021 and are due March 19th 2021.

Please pay promptly; and as always contact the the group treasurer if you need a payment plan or some sort of fee relief.

IF FEES ARE NOT PAID BY 31 MARCH, THE YOUTH MEMBER WILL NOT HAVE SCOUTS VICTORIA REGISTRATION, AND THEREFORE CANNOT ATTEND.

Payment Methods

All payments are via Bank Transfer. The BSB and Account number are on the invoice.
We have no Credit/Debit Card facility. A cheque is possible, but who has them nowadays.
Of course cash is good too, but you need to place it in an envelope and write whose fees it is for and how much is inside and give it to a leader. The leaders do not have receipt books to write you a receipt on the spot.


Pro-Rata Fee Structure

Leaders

As enticement and recognition of the effort of being a leader, the Scout Group pays all leader’s membership fees, and subsidises the fees for their children too.

What a great way to get a reduction of fees for your children attending the Scout Group.

Register your interest to become a Leader here.

Joey Scout / Cub Scout / Scout Members

Membership Starting
between these dates
Pro-rata
Discount %
Total
Fee $
Per Child,
Family
Fee $
^
Per Child,
of Leader
Fee $
^^
1 Apr – 30 June0%450405188
1 Jul – 30 Sep25%338305141
1 Oct– 31 Dec50%22520394
1 Jan – 31 Mar75%11310247
Census year begins from April 1st.

^ 10% off if you have multiple children attending concurrently at the time of payment.
^^ Children of Leaders pay only a subsidised Scouts Victoria registration.

Venturer Scout Members

Venturers and Rovers are typically in District based units/crews, however they are still registered via their home Group.

Therefore the Scouts Victoria fee and District levy are collected via the Group.  The unit/crew is responsible for setting and collecting any other fees.

The annual Venturer fee in Moonee Valley District is $259

Scout Members changing to Venturer Scouts mid-CensusYear.

If you are a Scout that will move to Venturers during the year, then we will pro-rata the Group fee as shown below.

This is because Venturers do not meet at our hall and because, as part of their greater responsibilities, Venturers are expected to manage their Unit finances. So to cover any costs, they would organise their own fundraising activities and or set their own fees. The home Group is still responsible for the Scouts Victoria fee and the District fee, so we still collect that. We will therefore pro-rata the Group Fee portion for those who are expected to move on to Venturers in the next membership year (starts 1st April) based on birthday.

Going up to Venturers
between these dates
Pro-rata of
Group Levy
Venturer Fee +
Pro-rata
Group Levy
Per Child,
Family Discount
^
1 Apr – 30 June0%259234
1 Jul – 30 Sep25%307277
1 Oct– 31 Dec50%355320
1 Jan – 31 Mar75%403363
100%450405

^ 10% off if you have multiple children attending concurrently at the time of payment.
^^ If the Scout is a child of a Leader, then the “Per Child of Leader” fee is already cheaper.

Rover Scout Members

Venturers and Rovers are typically in District based units/crews, however they are still registered via their home Group.

The annual Rover fee is $259.
Subsidy for Per Child, of Leaders ^^ also applies here.

Therefore the Scouts Victoria fee and District levy are collected via the Group.  The unit/crew is responsible for setting and collecting any other fees.


Membership Currency

Invoices will be sent in early February 2021 and are due March 19th 2021.

Please pay promptly; and as always contact the the group treasurer if you need a payment plan or some sort of fee relief.
We would rather your child experience Scouting than not, due to financial hardship.

IF FEES ARE NOT PAID BY 31 MARCH, THE YOUTH MEMBER WILL NOT HAVE SCOUTS VICTORIA REGISTRATION, AND THEREFORE CANNOT ATTEND.

Thank you,

Group Support Committee
15th Essendon Sea Scouts.