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  • £60 - £69.99

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  • £70 - £79.99

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  • £80 - £89.99

    21 7.55%
  • £90 - £99.99

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  • £100 - £109.99

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    At my group we charge £1 per meeting per member across all the sections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chopwell's yeti View Post
    At my group we charge £1 per meeting per member across all the sections.
    I take it that excluds AMS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by roger-uk View Post
    I take it that excluds AMS?
    Yeah that does exclude AMS as we don't charge members for AMS at all.

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    how do you cover AMS? be interesting to know.

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    We have recently put ours up from £8 to £9.50 per term by Standing Order. It is the same for all sections.
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    Subs

    We charge £10 a month except for August - so £110 a year. Its payable regardless of whether the child is there for all the weeks. This covers capitation, badges, equipment, insurance and church donation.

    We also manage to subsidise camps mostly due to the gift aid money though.

    We have had subs at this level for at least five years and don't have a need to increase at the moment. We would if we were having to pay hourly rent though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Margaret Oliver View Post
    We charge £10 a month except for August - so £110 a year. Its payable regardless of whether the child is there for all the weeks. This covers capitation, badges, equipment, insurance and church donation.
    church donation? what's one of them?

    Quote Originally Posted by Margaret Oliver View Post
    We also manage to subsidise camps mostly due to the gift aid money though.

    We have had subs at this level for at least five years and don't have a need to increase at the moment. We would if we were having to pay hourly rent though.
    five years? so if there's no need to increase now, does that mean that there was 5 years ago? or have costs/charges reduced in that time?

    in the group i'm in the kids pay £15 per school term. period.

    cordially yours, TM
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcush View Post
    how do you cover AMS? be interesting to know.
    Every month the parents committee hold a coffee morning which does wonders for our group. This money is then used to pay for things like AMS, water, gas etc... Were the only group in our district who does this but its something which works for us and has done for the past 10+ years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merryweather View Post
    church donation? what's one of them?



    five years? so if there's no need to increase now, does that mean that there was 5 years ago? or have costs/charges reduced in that time?

    in the group i'm in the kids pay £15 per school term. period.

    cordially yours, TM
    TM, We also do church donations, we are split between 2 churches, but we also support the churches in other things.

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    This subject seems to crop up from time to time and whilst I answered the poll. I think that in fact this is probably quite a pointless exercise.

    What a Group charges depends upon what its costs are. It can depend upon its Leader policy. It can depend upon its level of activity. It can depend upon how it deals with AMS. It can depend upon how it complies, or not, with insurance requirements.

    Our £135 per year includes capitation and a £30 building Surcharge. So in fact, we charge £1.87-ish per week, but by the time we have dialled in AMS and the Building surcharge that is actually £3.37 per week.

    The Buildings surcharge was introduced at a time when there was virtually zero parental support for the Group in terms of fundraising, so we notified, then introduced the surcharge. Every parent gets a clear notification of what it is for and it has been uninanimously accepted - even though parental support for fundraising has largely recovered.
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    I agree with Bushfella,

    Every troop is different, we charge £25 per term so £75 per annan, however we have no building costs etc and therefore after capitation of which we have just paid £28 per scout we have nearly £50 to work with. We are a new group so most of it goes on equipment which we has also been boosted by grants and fund raising.

    I know of other groups who charge a similar amount however after building costs and capitaion only have around £10 per scout.

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    £75 plus gift aid

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    £7 a month per 12 months = £84
    we really need to raise it

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    Quote Originally Posted by joannacparker View Post
    £7 a month per 12 months = £84
    we really need to raise it
    are you losing money?

    if not, why do you need to raise it?

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    subs

    I look after 2 groups, first group members pay £12 per month (all year) by standing order. This pays for capitation, peppercorn rent for the building, building maintenance and insurance, leaders training and uniforms. The sections receive a decent termly allowance per head but only if they hand in their termly accounts to the treasurer. 98% of our parents pay gift aid. Sections pay for badges, swimming pool hire, subsidise outings and craft materials. We do fundraising for major projects, currently woodworm treatment, heating and new windows in the past, coaches for trips further afield and to subsidise our three yearly trip to Malta. The bag packing etc is part of the Promise challenge, helping others and I promote it to the parents as the old 'bob a job' which many of them wish it still happens. We also advertise scouting and now and then encourage adults to join or return. My second group (which has been without a GSL & Chairman for a couple of years) pays £6 a month (all year) by standing order, which pays for capitation, building maintenance, insurance and some leader training. Numbers are low, leaders don't stay long, section expenses are requested through the treasurer as and when and sometimes not at all and no fundraising takes place. With the help of a new committee this is changing, I've proposed an increase to £8.00 a month with a 3 yearly review and sections to be provided with a termly allowance with an aim to come in line with the first group.
    At £6 a month throughout the year, parents are paying £2 per school week meeting which is less than a comic or magazine and I bet a lot less than their weekly sweets bill. Yet we are offering so much more so don't be frightened to ask for a bit more!

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