Membership Fees & Subs

This page describes the renewal membership fee, Group Levy and Section Subs…

1. Renewal Membership fee for exisiting members

Starting from the 2021/2022 scout financial year, the renewal membership fees has now changed permanently to 6 monthly invoicing from 12 monthly. West Centenary Scout Group will be billed by Scouts Queensland on 1st April & 1st October based on active memberships in the Scout Membership System (SMS) as at midnight 31st March & 30th September.

To assist the Group, we will issue invoices via email to be due by 1st March & 1st September so we have plenty of time to confirm who is still active before the Group is invoiced by Scouts Queensland.

Membership renewal fees and new Member fees include:

  • All World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM) membership fees; and
  • Scouts Australia affiliation fees; and
  • Scouts Australia eLearning, Youth Program digital support system (Scout|Terrain) levy;
  • Operoo license fee;
  • Event Management System access; and
  • Branch Office functions including SMS maintenance and access, membership system; operational staff; complaint management; facility management; finance; brand & sponsorship; IT; grant support; legal support and
  • Program support
  • For Rover Scouts ONLY, the Queensland Branch Rover Council $13.50 levy

The Renewal Membership fees will be invoiced by West Centenary Scout Group to exisiting youth members as follows…

  • Due by 1st of March 2021
    • Covers: 1st April 2021 to 30 September 2021
    • Amount:
      • Joey Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts & Venturer Scouts: $78
      • Rover Scouts: $91.50*
        * Includes the Queensland Branch Rover Council levy
  • Due by 1st of September 2021
    • Covers: 1st October 2021 to 31 March 2022
    • Amount: Joey Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Venturer Scouts & Rover Scouts: $78

2. Group Levy

This is charged per school term, and helps to cover the operating costs of the group. Examples; leader training, rates, utilities, maintenance, equipment, etc.

We try to keep this as low as possible, and is compensated by other income to the group (eg Scout Hall tenants).

$20 Group Levy due by Joey Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts & Venturer Scouts by the following dates:

  • Term 1: 27th January 2021
  • Term 2: 19th April 2021
  • Term 3: 12th July 2021
  • Term 4: 5th October 2021
  • Term 1: 24th January 2022

Rover Scouts are charged per season instead, as they meet all year round, so their $20 Group Levy is due:

  • Autumn: 1st March
  • Winter: 1st June
  • Spring: 1st September
  • Summer: 1st December

3. Section Subs (Subscription fee)

This is charged per school term/season at the same time as the Group Levy above, and helps to cover the operating costs of the section. Examples; badges, resources, subsidise the cost of events, etc.

This is currently $20 per youth member per term for all sections except Joey Scouts.

For Joey Scouts, this is currently $30 per youth member per term.  The increased cost for Joey Scouts is due to their program using more consumables.

Youth Program Supporters (AKA Parent Helpers)

Youth Program Supporters (also known as Parent Helpers) have a smaller fee as they aren’t a full member of the scout movement, but the fee helps pay for

  • access to Scouts Australia’s On Demand Training website, and
  • the support of the Scouts Queensland Branch Support Office with
    • monitoring Blue Card status’s and
    • monitoring that the required training is being done

The Renewal Fees will be invoiced by West Centenary Scout Group to exisiting supporters as follows…

  • Due by 1st of March 2021
    • Covers: 1st April 2021 to 30 September 2021
    • Amount: Youth Program Supporters: $13
  • Due by 1st of September 2021
    • Covers: 1st October 2021 to 31 March 2022
    • Amount: Youth Program Supporters: $13

Youth Program Supporters don’t themselves pay Group Levy or Section Subs.

Revision of fees

Scouts Queensland reviews fees every year, and normally sends a memo out to Group Leaders by the end of December advising the following year’s fees.

The Group Levy and Section Subs will be reviewed by the Group and will be announced at the Annual Report Presentation (ARP) normally held in May each year.

Assistance

We would like scouting to be available for everyone, so if you need assistance with the fees, please talk to one of the Group Leaders. They can be contacted via [email protected]

Also, if eligible, you may be able to access assistance for fees from Queensland Government via the FairPlay voucher program. More info at: https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/fairplay/apply

Insurance

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.