A Scout Group is entirely self-funded. The expenses of a Scout Group are met by the Parent Assistant Group. They take responsibility for the cost of running the Den and surrounds, raise funds, organise social events, and attend scout activities including camps and excursions. Meetings are held regularly at the Den on either the Cub or Scout meeting night for convenience.
Expenses are various. purchasing of badges, certificates etc., (badges are purchased by the Group and presented as they are earned ).
The Parent Support Committee must also meet the cost of maintaining camping and other equipment in first class, safe condition as well as paying for rates, electricity and maintenance of the Scout Den. There is the cost of providing new equipment and resources such as tents, ropes, cooking gear, games equipment etc.
Naturally we have electricity, insurance and the like to pay and there are Leader training costs to be met by the Group to ensure that Leaders are fully trained to deliver the best programs they can to your child.
A Membership Fee is payable to Scouts Australia, QLD Branch, each year. This covers administration, some costs, and insurance for members.
Group Fees are paid per year and are on a sliding scale for 2 or more children from the one family. This helps to cover the cost of rent, insurance, equipment maintenance, etc
An nightly 'subs' fee of $3 per meeting is the responsibility of the child. The leader, sixer, or patrol leader will record in a journal, and gather the fees from each child. This helps to build responsibility in the youth, as well as accountability.