Membership fees keep the Group going...
Subscriptions are not paid until the young person feels that Scouts is right for them, and they are invested. The combined Group Subscription and The Scout Association's Annual Membership fee is collected at the beginning of each term by cash or cheque however we are currently investigating the merit of collecting termly/monthly by Standing Order -
you can set this up yourself if using online banking, or a hard copy will be given to you when your child joins the Group (download a copy now) - if using the form, please pass the completed form to a Leader, so that it can be applied.
The current subscription is £35 per term (from September 2018) - this meets the cost of:
- the day-to-day cost of running the Section that your child is in
- the running expenses of 2nd Wimborne Scout Group, including the upkeep of the Scout HQ and equipment
- support from the East Dorset District Scouts, and Dorset County Scout Association
- The Scout Association's annual membership fee, which includes insurance cover for individuals while on approved Scout activities.
Parents are encouraged to participate in the Gift Aid Scheme, as this allows tax to be reclaimed by the Group. A Gift Aid declaration is not a legal document and does not ask you to commit to paying the membership subscription for a set period. You can cancel at any time. However, by completing a Gift Aid declaration the Group is able to recover tax from your child’s subscriptions. This declaration is available on the Group’s Consent Sheet (download a copy now) and you will be asked to confirm via the Online Scout Management System that the leaders use.