West Centenary Scouts operates in accordance with the aims of the Scout Association of Australia, which are quite simply: To encourage the social, physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual development of young people so that they may take a constructive place in society as responsible citizens, and as members of their local, national and international communities.
Our members make a promise to live in accordance with the laws of scouting, which all serve to fulfill the above aim and promote the ideal of a duty to god, duty to self and duty to others. These aims are very noble but we believe that to achieve them youth members must enjoy scouting and have fun. It is therefore the role of the leaders of the group to build fun programs that also fulfill the aims of scouting.
As a West Centenary Scouts there are a wide range of activities on offer. Campcraft and outdoor location games are prominent in our program of activities as well as water activities, and general badge work offered within the wider scouting program.
Membership Fees & Subs
There are three fees charged, that are…
- Membership fee
This is charged per year, and covers World, Asia-Pacific Region, National and State fees as well as insurance. Rover Scouts also have an additional levy to help pay for resources and events run by Queensland Branch Rover Council.
- Group Levy
This is charged per school term/season, and helps to cover the operating costs of the group. Examples; leader training, rates, utilities, maintenance, equipment, etc.
- Section Subs (Subscription fee)
This is charged per school term/season, and helps to cover the operating costs of the section. Examples; badges, resources, subsidise the cost of events, etc.
The Scouts Queensland works on a April to March financial year, so all fee’s are due to be paid by April. If joining part-way thoughout the year, then the first years fee’s could be less.
Approximate Amount (varies each year)
First year’s fees
* All Youth Members enrolling in January, February or March will pay the Membership fee and will then be invoiced the renewal fee listed below due before April.
Renewal Fee for 1st April 2019 to 31 March 2020
* Includes the Queensland Branch Rover Council $13.50 levy.
We try to keep this as low as possible, and is compensated by other income to the group (eg Scout Hall tenants).
This is currently $20 per youth member per term, which averages out to about $2 per week.
This varies from section to section, due to the varying differences in operating costs, but again we try to keep this as low as possible. See your section leaders to confirm how much Section Subs are.
We also offer discounts for the children of uniformed leaders and members of the Group Executive Committee.
Members of the scout association and associated helpers are covered by the Scout Association’s insurance public liability and other insurances. For details please visit www.scoutsqld.com.au.