Fees

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.

Fee Structure

Current as at 1st April 2019.

FeeAmount
Scouts Victoria Registration & Insurance232.00
District Levy14.50
Group Levy169.50
Total416.00

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

If you join the Scouting movement mid year, Scouts Victoria offers a pro-rata scale as follows.

Pro Rata Fee Structure

Leaders

Leader’s fees are paid by the Group.
There are discounts for children of leaders too.

Joey Scout / Cub Scout / Scout Members

Starting between these datesDiscountFeePer Child,
Family Discount
^
Per Child,
of Leaders
^^
1 July – 30 September0%416.00374.40188.00
1 October – 31 December25%312.00280.80141.00
1 January – 31 March50%208.00187.2094.00
1 April – 31 May75%104.0093.6047.00
1 June – 30 June100%

^ 10% off if you have multiple children attending concurrently at the time of payment.
^^ Children of Leaders pay a discounted 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 $246.50

Scout Members changing to Venturer Scouts mid-FY.

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 the 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. It would seem unfair to require a Group Fee portion for those who have moved on to Venturers.

Example: Birthday 4 November is a 50% discount.
Total is $246.50 + $84.75 = $331.25

If the Scout is a child of a Leader, then the “Per Child of Leader” fee is already cheaper.

Going up to Venturers
between these dates
Pro-rata
Venturer
Fee + Below
Per Child,
Family Discount
^
1 July – 30 September25%+42.38 +38.14
1 October – 31 December50%+84.75+76.28
1 January – 31 March75%+127.13+114.42
1 April – 30 June
100%n/an/a

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 $232.00 (they do not pay the District levy).
Discount 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 April and are due May 31st.

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

IF FEES ARE NOT PAID BY 30 JUNE, THE YOUTH MEMBER WILL NOT HAVE SCOUTS VICTORIA REGISTRATION, AND THEREFORE CANNOT ATTEND.

Thank you,

Group Support Committee
15th Essendon Sea Scouts.