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Group Fees


The Group relies on all families contributing to the fundraising activities held throughout the year to be able to keep the fees at these levels.

2021/2022 Financial Year
 Scouts Victoria Registration Fee
 $244   Compulsory fee for all members that covers insurance and Scouting resources.
 Group Fee
 $80   Covers the District fees, leader training, leader registration and utilities (Hall, tents & major equipment) to run the Scout Group.
 Maintenance Levy
 $65   Per family and provides funds to maintain our equipment and cleaning supplies, etc for the Scout Hall.
 Section Fee
    Provides funds to buy badges and program material.
  - Cubs, Scouts & Venturers
 $50    
  - Joeys
 $30    

Fees cover the period 1 April 2021 through to 31 March 2022 inclusive. For new members joining part way through the Scout year, the fees will be prorated according to the quarter (School Term) in which they commence.

Venturers who are hosted by 1st Heatherdale will be charged the normal fees other than the "Scouts Victoria Registration Fee" which will be paid by their home group.

Annual fees are payable by 1 March 2021. Payment by EFT is the preferred option. We do not offer a credit card option.

Fees are non-refundable.

Non-payment of fees will preclude participation by youth members. Scouting is for everyone so if you have difficulties with payments please discuss with the Group Leader or the Treasurer.

Families that have one or more child involved in the group are only required to pay one Maintenance Levy.

Example 1  



For a family with one Scout, the annual fees are:
Scouts Victoria Registration  1 x $244 = $244
Group Fee  1 x $80 = $80
Maintenance Levy  1 x $65 = $65
Section Fee  1 x $50 = $50
TOTAL         $439

Example 2  



For a family with one Scout and one Joey, the fees are:
Scouts Victoria Registration  2 x $244 = $488
Group Fee  2 x $80 = $160
Maintenance Levy  1 x $65 = $65
Section Fee (Scouts)
 1 x $50 = $50
Section Fee (Joeys)
 1 x $30 = $30
TOTAL         $793

Discounts are available to families who join in and participate as an adult member in the running of the Group either as a Leader or as a member of the Group Committee.

Fees for children of Leaders and Committee Members will be discounted by 80% and 20% respectively on the portion that does not go to Scouts Victoria. Committee Members have to hold an Office Bearer position, eg, Chairperson, and be registered with Scouts Victoria to be eligible for the discount. 

Using the examples above:

 Leader Family -
In Example 1 the family would only be required to pay $283 and in Example 2 the cost to the family would be $549.
 Committee Member - In Example 1 the family would be required to pay $400 and in Example 2 the cost to the family would be $732.

If you are interested in becoming a Leader or joining the Committee please contact the Group Leader to discuss how you can assist.


Donations
You can also support 1st Heatherdale by making a donation - either directly to the Group or via Scouts Victoria.

Donate Directly to the Group
This can be done very simply by making a bank transfer to our bank account and then sending an email to treasurer AT 1stheatherdale.com.au letting the Treasurer know that you’ve made a donation to the Group. You will be issued with a receipt; however, this is not tax deductible.

Donate to us through Scouts Victoria
Go to www.scoutsvictoria.com.au, click on the Donate button on the home page, and make sure that you indicate in the Notes the name of your CHILD and that the donation is intended for 1st Heatherdale. This way you will receive a receipt, 1st Heatherdale will receive your donation and your donation will be tax deductible. It will also be helpful for the Treasurer to know that you’ve made a donation in this way – so please send an email to treasurer AT 1stheatherdale.com.au as well.

1st Heatherdale Scout Group
BSB: 033-061
A/C: 460167