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…
- State Membership fee
This covers World, Asia-Pacific Region, National and State fees and insurance.Rover Scout also have an additional levy to help pay for resources and events run by Queensland Branch Rover Scout Council
- Group Subs (Subscription fee)
This helps to cover the operating costs of the group.
- Section Subs (Subscription fee)
This helps to cover the operating costs of the section.
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.
|Type||Approx. Amount (varies each year)|
|State Membership Fees||First year’s fees
Renewal fee for 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017
* Adult Members, Rover Scouts and Youth Helpers who aren’t Youth Members aren’t included in the calculating the eligibility for family concessions.
Rover Scout Levy for 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017
|Groub Subs||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.
|Section Subs||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.