General Information & Fees

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…

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Fees

Type

Approximate Amount (varies each year)

Membership Fees
First year’s fees
  Jan 2019 Feb 2019 Mar 2019 Apr 2019 May 2019 Jun 2019
Youth Members $68* $68* $68* $213 $202 $193
Rover Scouts $81.50* $81.50* $81.50* $226.50 $215.50 $206.50
  Jul 2019 Aug 2019 Sep 2019 Oct 2019 Nov 2019 Dec 2019
Youth Members $182 $171 $161 $150 $142 $132
Rover Scouts $195.50 $184.50 $174.50 $163.50 $155.50 $145.50
  Jan 2020 Feb 2020 Mar 2020  
Youth Members $77* $77* $77*
Rover Scouts $90.50* $90.50* $90.50*

* 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.
Rover Scouts fee includes the Queensland Branch Rover Council $13.50 levy

Renewal Fee for 1st April 2019 to 31 March 2020
Youth Members $145
Rover Scouts $159*

* Includes the Queensland Branch Rover Council $13.50 levy.

Group 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.

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.

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.