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Chris
14-05-2003, 09:22 AM
I was just woundering how much subs you pay, and how often

we pay £1.50 a week, this has since gone over to termly payments

Adam
14-05-2003, 12:03 PM
we charge our kids £25 a year. Vastly under priced would be my opinion!!

Chris
14-05-2003, 12:06 PM
wow. :shock:

that wouldn't even cover the electricity bill, how do you manage, unless you have 100 scouts per week :(

mattw
14-05-2003, 03:17 PM
at ours scouts is 50p a week pay when you turn up and explorers is £12 a year

explorers has only got about 10 regular attenders, and scouts has got about 40+ a week at the moment :( .

scouts pay for activities they do but it is quite cheap and often subsidised, most activities are 50p or a £1. Explorers pretty much pay their own way for a lot of activities keeping subs down, although some things are paid for from the group.

if you want to get in revenue quick i suggest you contact the local sainsburys and ask to bag pack for them on a busy day, thats how we are manging in explorers at the moment as you can easily get £1000 in a day if you're lucky

Chris
15-05-2003, 03:13 PM
Thats one of my ideas,

we could set up a forum for ideas on raising money

Richard
15-05-2003, 03:55 PM
My group charge £15 per School term, £45 per year. That includes capitation. Thats about average, I have came across one group who charged £100 per year.

I would also recommend people look at Gift Aid, money for just a wee bit admin:
http://www.scoutbase.org.uk/library/hqdocs/facts/pdfs/fs190006.pdf 8)

Dave
15-05-2003, 04:44 PM
My group charge £15 per School term, £45 per year. That includes capitation. Thats about average, I have came across one group who charged £100 per year.

I would also recommend people look at Gift Aid, money for just a wee bit admin:
http://www.scoutbase.org.uk/library/hqdocs/facts/pdfs/fs190006.pdf 8)

We charge our Explorers £90 a year! We tend to offer a lot of the activites for free although.

Ross
15-05-2003, 05:00 PM
Our Scouts are charged £55/year. This does not include swimming trips etc. but does include outdoor nights and Scouting activities. Ours is quite high, but we have just had a new hall built last year :)

Ross

mattw
15-05-2003, 05:30 PM
ours doesnt include the yearly capititation fees which are about £30 although all but about a couple of quid of this is robbed by the district and borough to do i know not what with.

Matt
15-05-2003, 08:12 PM
Our cubs pay £1.50 a week with the option of paying another £1 a week to save for capitation to spread it out...

Richard
16-05-2003, 09:52 AM
although all but about a couple of quid of this is robbed by the district and borough to do i know not what with.


I'm certain your District and County need the money to help support your Group & yourself.

Unfortunately stamps, envelopes and all the other support materials are not free.

Chris
16-05-2003, 10:54 AM
My group charge £15 per School term, £45 per year. That includes capitation. Thats about average, I have came across one group who charged £100 per year.

I would also recommend people look at Gift Aid, money for just a wee bit admin:
http://www.scoutbase.org.uk/library/hqdocs/facts/pdfs/fs190006.pdf 8)

Just been looking into the gift aid thing, look like it's worth doing.

although we charge £1.50 a week, 50p of that goes towards capitation fees, this only leaves £1 a week per member to pay for the hut insurance, electricity, water (lol even though were only talikn about a flush or 2 a week) and soon the gas.

Were the only ones using the hut so it's all down to us.

Luckly work had a nice photo copier for all the paper work. :cool:

Richard
18-05-2003, 11:11 AM
ours doesnt include the yearly capititation fees which are about £30

I didnt read the first bit properly, your capitation is 30 quid, thats almost DOUBLE ours.

In Midlothian, you pay £15.80, :shock: £15.30 to Scottish HQ and Area have set their levy at wait for it a whopping 50p, we no longer have districts.

marcus
18-05-2003, 11:37 AM
OUr capitation was £27.90 last year, so with the cost of keeping up our scout hut the group pays about £2 a week.

The insurance is the most expensive bit because our former members have left us with a large hut and a lot of equipment.

Chris
18-05-2003, 02:31 PM
lol, we have a large hut and 6 been bags, and that's no joke.

out cap fees are arround £27 as well.

barryjwilkinson
22-05-2003, 10:19 PM
We charge £30 a term, which having read above seems a lot, we do alot of camping too, but these are charged separately.

Our capitation this year was a little on the high side, and the rising cost of insurance and replacement of equipment means we have to have a high subs fee.

Barry 8)
SL 12th SWC

Allan Thomson
17-06-2003, 11:25 AM
With my Cubs, we give them the option to pay either weekly or termly. Obviously the latter is better, as it makes sure that we get the money. I'm not actually sure how much we actually charge, but I'll look into it.

PeterH
17-06-2003, 11:39 AM
although all but about a couple of quid of this is robbed by the district and borough to do i know not what with.


I'm certain your District and County need the money to help support your Group & yourself.

Unfortunately stamps, envelopes and all the other support materials are not free.

Not sure why my county would need stamps and envelopes unless they were to start sending me things o

PeterH
17-06-2003, 11:45 AM
ours doesnt include the yearly capititation fees which are about £30

I didnt read the first bit properly, your capitation is 30 quid, thats almost DOUBLE ours.

In Midlothian, you pay £15.80, shock £15.30 to Scottish HQ and Area have set their levy at wait for it a whopping 50p, we no longer have districts.

Yes ours was about £32 this year, got a £1 per head refund from District on Friday as they have decided to reduce to £4.50 so the balance after taking out HQ must go to county. Funnily enough if you ask what for no-one seems to know other than leader training.

Peter

mattw
17-06-2003, 11:50 AM
well i think that confirms that ours is a rip-off :-D

im sure that for that 50p your area organise more events etc than ours!

minigbh
17-06-2003, 03:14 PM
Our group charge £20 a term so thats £60 a year. :!: