Scouting is an affordable way of providing a range of exciting and adventurous activities for your child. In a survey, 75% of parents said Scouting provided the best value for money compared to other extra-curricular activities like sports and martial arts groups, youth clubs and drama or music classes.

The fees charged cover the cost of scouting, such as supporting charges for our premises, weekly activities, purchasing equipment, badges & certificates, and so on.  It is important to note our membership fee also covers the annual charges made for membership of the Scout Association and the insurance for each member, as well as for support to our County and District.  Trips, camps and activities are usually charged for separately when not covered as part of the weekly activities, and whilst these costs vary, please be assured we will do everything possible to keep the costs to you as low as possible.  

Our Scout group is run by volunteers, and is a charitable organisation reliant on our membership charges, donations and fundraising to cover all of our costs.  We encourage all parents to help as much as possible with any of our fundraising activities, as this ensures we can maintain the low costs of scouting for all.

We don’t want young people to miss out through financial hardship though. If concerns about finances may prevent your child taking part, please make sure you speak to your child’s leader, as assistance may be available, and any support will be provided in the strictest of confidence.

Joining Fee

There is a £10 joining fee payable for each young member, which should be paid before members become invested (usually after about 6 weeks).

Subscriptions Charges (Membership Fee)

Our membership fee is £17.00 per month, which equates to annual subscription charge of £204 a year.  We ask that all payments are made through Online Scout Manager that uses GoCardless payment processing that pays into the group account, you will get email reminders through OSM. We also ask if you are a tax payer to complete a gift aid form.