A Scout Group is
entirely self-funded. The expenses of a Scout Group are met by the
Parent Assistant Group. They take responsibility for the cost of
running the Den and surrounds, raise funds, organise social events, and
attend scout activities including camps and excursions. Meetings are
held regularly at the Den on either the Cub or Scout meeting night for
Expenses are various. purchasing of badges, certificates etc., (badges
are purchased by the Group and presented as they are earned ).
The Committee must also meet the cost of maintaining camping and water
equipment in first class, safe condition as well as paying for and
maintaining the Scout Hall itself. There is the cost of providing new
equipment and resources such as tents, ropes, cooking gear, games
Naturally we have electricity, insurance and the like to pay and there
are Leader training costs to be met by the Group to ensure that Leaders
are fully trained to deliver the best programs they can to your child.
A Membership Fee is payable to Scouts
Australia, QLD Branch, each year. This covers administration, some
costs, and insurance for members.
Den Fees are paid per term and are on a
sliding scale for 2 or more children from the one family. Den fees are
payable to Belgian Gardens Scout Group. This covers the cost of rates,
electricity, Den insurance, equipment maintenance, etc.
From the night he or she is invested, your
child will be expected to wear the Scout uniform of a Scout section
shirt, scarf and woggle. Closed in shoes must be worn at all times.
Shorts or pants are blue, preferably with belt keepers so the scout can
wear a custom-made belt. Shorts/trousers can be purchased at any
clothing store. Uniforms and award books are available from the Kennedy
Region Outdoor Centre, 387 Charles St, Kirwan, phone 47734274. We may
have second hand uniforms available, so please ask a Committee member