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2017 - First Term/Joining Fees

Joining 1st Ermington

Membership and Parental Responsibilities

If you are just starting your Scouting adventure - the first term/joining fee is $125 for all youth members.
This fee is payable prior to investiture.

In your first term of joining (term of investiture) you pay the first term/joining fee.
In your second and subsequent terms you then pay the ongoing term fees as detailed below.

The first term/joining fee is made up of four components:
  • Joining Fee - once off fee paid to Scouts Australia.
  • Quarterly Membership Fee - paid to Scouts Australia NSW to cover the cost of administration and insurance for members.
  • Group Fee - to cover the cost of badges, Group scarf, and woggle presented on investiture.
  • Section Fee - to cover the cost of supplies to run the weekly program and badges.
First term/joining fees can be paid by cash or cheque (payable to 1st Ermingtion Scouts) to your section leader, or via direct credit (see below for details).

2017 - Ongoing Term Fees

The total ongoing term fee payment is made up of three components:
  • Quarterly Membership Fee - paid to Scouts Australia NSW to cover the cost of administration and insurance for members.
  • Group Fee - to cover the cost of rates, utilities, basic hall maintenance, hall and equipment insurance etc.
  • Section Fee - to cover the cost of supplies to run the weekly program and badges.
1st Ermington Scout Group uses a sliding scale for family ongoing term fees:
  • $100 for the first child
  • $90 for the second child
  • $80 for the third and subsequent children
Ongoing term fees can be paid by cash or cheque (payable to 1st Ermingtion Scouts) to your section leader, or via direct credit.
ACCT NAME: 1st Ermington Scouts
BSB: 032 280
ACCT #: 180 160
Please use your surname as a a reference when paying term fees.

Your Responsibilities

Scouting is a self-help organisation, and the success of any Group can be attributed to a high level of family support.

As a member of the Group you are required:
  • To serve on a parent helper roster at section meetings as required.
  • To ensure that your child is dropped off and picked up on time for meetings (Joey and Cub parents need to come to the hall to drop off/collect their child) and activities.
  • To assist the leaders by becoming a Regular Parent Helper - this may include regular assistance at weekly meetings, weekend outings, hikes, and camps etc.
  • To pay fees on time.
  • To assist with fundraising - Bunnings BBQ and Fertiliser Drive.
  • To assist the Committee by volunteering your skills at Working Bees.
  • To attend the Annual Group Report Presentation Night - a parent/guardian from each family must attend this meeting.
To take on an Executive Committee Position:
General Role and Responsibilities Chairperson Vice Chairperson
Secretary Treasurer Trustee
Or Other Committee Role:
BBQ Roster Coordinator BBQ Purchaser Grant Writer
Hall Hire PR/Development Quartermaster
To undertake training to become a Leader - come join the fun - our Leaders are mostly just parents -
that have allocated time in their busy lives to ensure that we can offer the youth members a great Scouting experience.

The Group Committee

The Group Committee is a dedicated group of parents, and community members, that work with the Group Leader to ensure the Group has sufficient resources and policies in place to effectively run the youth program. The Group Committee is not responsible in any way for the training of the Joeys, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers.

The Group Committee meets on the 1st Monday of the month at the hall from 7.45pm. Come along and help us to provide great Scouting to youth in the local area. We need parent representatives from Joeys, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers to attend this meeting.

For more information contact groupleader@ermingtonscouts.asn.au

Fundraising

Our regular fundraiser is the Bunnings BBQ at Lidcombe/Rydalmere. This fundraising activity is vital to the success of our Group. It provides funds for major building works for our hall, maintenance costs, activities equipment, and major event funding. Families are able to access the major event fund (as long as they meet the minimum service requirements set down by the Group - see Major Event Fund Policy ) to help defray the costs of Joey Mob Holiday/Cuboree/Jamboree/Venture. All non-Leader families will be rostered on for a shift on the BBQ. 
Bunnings BBQ - Opening & Closing Bunnings BBQ Information Sheet 2017 Bunnings BBQ Response Form 2017


Our other main fundraiser is the Annual Fertiliser Drive - held on the 4th Sunday in August each year. In 2017 our Fertiliser Drive will be  held on Sunday 27th August




Group Policies

Adult Volunteer Policies
Fees Policy Major Event Fund Policy



Fertiliser Drive Bunnings BBQ Fertiliser Drive