To be a member of 1st Grundisburgh Scout Group and Fynn Valley Explorer Unit all subscription fees must be up-to-date. Operating from September to August a year’s fee covers Personal Accident Insurance, Utility Bills for the Scout Building, Badges, Building Insurance, Leaders Training plus materials and equipment used.
The whole membership fee can be divided into two halves during the year. The first payment before the end of November in the Autumn term. The second payment by the start of March to ensure all monies are accounted for in the end of Year accounts. A whole year’s fee can be accepted on the first payment should Parents wish. The GSL will email Parents with a request for payments. Joining during a School year will result in a reduced fee until the next full year comes around i.e. the start of September.
Payments can be made by BACS transfer directly to the Scout Group or Explorer Unit bank accounts.
Failure to pay the subscription fee will result in loss of invite to special activities or camps or even removal from the Scout Group or Explorer Unit entirely.
As a Charity we claim Gift Aid – the scheme for reclaiming the tax on fees from the Inland Revenue. The Scout Group normally claims up to £1000 per year and this helps towards maintenance of major equipment costs such as all our camping kit.
Parents will be requested to sign the Declaration on the Health Form for each young member. If the subscription fee is paid by a partner or other family member then their details should be entered on the Form. Please note if you are not a taxpayer then the Group cannot recover Gift Aid.