Every Scout Group across Australia is totally self-funded. Funds for each Group are generally raised from annual subscriptions/fees and fundraising activities of the Group.
Many Scout Groups charge a family levy to help cover the cost of insurance for the facility and equipment. At Gumdale, due to the partnership with the Gumdale and District Progress Association we DO NOT charge a family levy and we are always looking for ways to minimise costs.
Scout Association Membership Renewal Fee
Each year on the 31st March (end of the Scout Year) each member is required to pay an annual membership renewal fee to the Scout Association of Australia, Queensland Branch.
Membership renewal fees and new Member fees include:
All World Organisation of the Scout Movement membership fees; and
Scouts Australia affiliation fees; and
Scouts Australia eLearning and New Youth Program levy; and
Additional funding from 2019 for the availability of Group Management Software; andYouth Members
Youth Member renewal fees at 1st April 2019 - $145.00
The fee for all members that join the Group from 1st January 2018 to 31st March 2019 the fees are as follows:
*All Youth Members enrolling in January, February and March 2019 will pay the above $68.00 joining fee fee and will then be invoiced the renewal fee in April 2019 in line with renewal fees as published in the section above. An invoice for this payment will be issued for each child.
**All Youth Members enrolling in January, February and March 2020 will pay $77.00 joining fee fee and will then be invoiced the renewal fee in April 2020 in line with renewal fees as published by Scouts Queensland in December 2019
Each week the Sections use a number of resources such as craft materials, first aid equipment, maps, ropes etc. These are all used to enhance the Scouting experience for your son or daughter. To assist with the purchases of these materials, the normal practice is payment of a weekly subscription. This usually varies from $3.00 to $5.00 depending on the Group situation.
At Gumdale this subscription is $50.00 for each child per term. This payment will be payable at the commencement of each term and an invoice for this payment will be issued to each family by the Group Treasurer.
Note that Gumdale Scouts will operate terms as per the public school system, approximately 40 weeks per year unlike sports clubs that charge for a 10-15 week season.
Please note that all fees are to be paid promptly, within 14 days of receipt of invoice issued by Gumdale Scout Group For camps and activities payment is made on receipt of the camp/activity notification (we do not invoice for these) and must be paid on acceptance of the invitation to attend the camp or activity.
Making Payment to the Group
Payment to the Group is to be by direct credit to the Group account. The details are:
Bank Westpac Banking Corporation
Account No 278464
Account Name Gumdale Scout Group
We will advise what ‘narrative/comment’ you will need to put on your credit so we can identify your payment.
Payments at Westpac
If you are making a payment at a Westpac Branch please advise the teller to put the last 4 digits of your child’s membership number on the credit (most banks can do this but only numeric ’s and not letters) and also please advise the Group Treasurer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Credit Card Payments
Credit card payments can be made via CareMonkey at the time of acceptance of the invitation to attend.
Cheques and Cash
Please note that we DO NOT accept cheques or cash payments