Subs help pay for the costs of Scouting. A large portion of the subs we collect are paid to the Scout Association to cover organisational costs including our core insurance. The rest pays for things like equipment insurance, building hire and weekly consumables. It is only through additional fund-raising and the generous support of some employers of leaders/parents that we cover our costs.
For 2013-14 subs have been kept the same at £28 per term (many parents kindly make an extra donation on top of the minimum). They are due near the beginning of each term and it is parents’ responsibility to ensure they have paid subs within the first few weeks of term. We do send out a reminder invoice normally 2-3 weeks into term.
We ask that if possible, you pay by bank transfer (eg FPS) and you might like to set up a standing order to save you forgetting. The Group’s bank details are:
Sort code: 20-16-99
Account No: 20946745
If you need to pay by cheque , please make your cheque payable to “1st Bagshot Scout Group” with your Group Enroll number(s) written on the back of the cheque.
“Oh I forgot”
We’re really proud of the fact that most of our parents pay promptly. Really, almost everyone does pay quickly. “Oh I forgot”, “I’m really busy” and bunch of other excuses are just that – excuses. Please don’t waste volunteers’ time chasing you for payment.
Accessible to all
We try hard to keep our subs as low as possible to keep Scouting accessible to all. If money is tight for you and your family and you’d still like to be involved in Scouting, please do talk with us. We’ll do our best to work with you to find a way of making that possible. Please speak to one of our section leaders or a member of the Exec.