A few parents have been asking about the arrangements to pay membership subscriptions.
The Scout year starts in August and ends in July, with there being three terms –
- Term 1 – summer to Christmas,
Term 2 – Christmas to Easter
Term 3 – Easter to summer
Each of the sections (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers) charge a small sum for each meeting. This covers materials for the programme and other costs involved in running the weekly programme.
There is also a charge of around £30 per member that we need to pay to HQ. Last year we asked for it all at once – £35.
This year we have decided to ask for it in three instalments of £10 per term. Many parents said that they would prefer this.
Each section is collecting the £10/term in a different way, so if you have children in different sections you might get different ways to pay – e.g. Scouts prefer payments to be made online at My.Scout, and parents will get emails with a unique secure link to enable them to pay.
If you are paying cash, and this really goes for any payments made in cash, it’s really important to put it in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name, the amount, and what it’s for.
I hope that this all makes sense. Comment below if you have any questions, or speak to me.