The subscription rate for all sections is £3.00 per week (with effect from 1st January 2010). From this, we pay the Scout Association membership fees for each member. Part of this payment includes insurance for meetings and activities. Missed weeks are to be paid.
We also have to run and maintain the Scout HQ, with rates, insurance, electricity, water and gas charges to pay. In addition we need money to finance each section’s activities and ensure our equipment and facilities are in good condition. Parents are also asked pay for activities that incur extra costs if their child/ren take part, such as camps and day trips.
Subscriptions do not cover all of our regular expenses and so we must fund raise each year too.
As a registered charity any subscriptions to the group can benefit from Gift Aid Donations. This enables us to reclaim from the Inland Revenue any tax that parents have paid on the subscriptions, provided that the parent/s complete a Gift Aid Declaration. A copy of the declaration is available from all Section Leaders and we would be very grateful if you could complete the form and return it to a Section Leader, as soon as possible. (All replies will be treated with complete confidentiality).
During the many activities undertaken, photographs may be taken of the young people. These may be displayed on our noticeboards or used for publicity of the Scout Group. Please contact the Section Leader if you wish to opt out.
DBS (CRB) Check
All of our leaders and instructors over the age of 18 years are subject to an enhanced police check through the Scout Association.
Parents are asked to park on the main car park for regular meetings, unless they need to park close to the hall to unload items or for disability access. We feel it is dangerous to have cars coming and going by the entrance of the Scout Hall, especially at Beaver and Cub Scout changeover times.
Our car park is private property and anyone wishing to park here at any other time, should speak to a leader for authorisation. Access is often needed to the main car parking area for other Scouting Activities outside of regular meeting times and parking here without authorisation can be disruptive to activities.