What will it cost?
There is a £20 joining fee which is used to pay for a group t-shirt, group scarf plus any books and badges that your son/daughter will get when they are invested.
Our monthly subscription is £15 per month. Subscriptions are payable once your son/daughter is invested. This money is used to cover the costs of running our Beaver, Cub and Scout sections, for example the cost of meeting materials, badges, rental of the hut, utility bills and upkeep of equipment. These subscriptions are payable monthly in advance through Virgin Money Giving.
Please click here to accesss the correct Virgin Money Giving page.
Also included in the subscription is the child’s annual Scout Association membership fee, approximately £40, which is paid on their behalf by the Group to Scout Headquarters, for the day-to-day running of the Association. The Scout Association membership fee includes insurance for all members of the Group.
We don’t want cost to stop anyone joining or participating. If cost is an issue or you are unable to use Virgin Money Giving for any reason, please speak to your section leader or the Group Scout Leader (GSL) in confidence. We’ll do what we can to help.
If you pay income tax, 1st Crawley Scout Group can use Gift Aid to claim 25p for every £1 you give in subscriptions or donations. This enables us to keep the Group subscriptions down at a reasonable level.
All you need to do is sign and return the Gift Aid Declaration that is included in our Welcome Pack. Alternatively, this can be collected automatically for us if you would kindly use Virgin Money Giving and remember to check the option to allow the Scout Group to reclaim Gift Aid on your monthly donation.
Why Virgin Money Giving?
Virgin Money Giving is a not-for-profit business operated by Virgin Money. It’s designed to help charities such as 1st Crawley Scout Group collect and manage donations. The way they help us collect Gift Aid alone is worth its weight in gold!
You control your donation, not us. We just have the tools to know what funds we’ll receive each month so we can manage our expenditure accordingly.
Click on the logo to be directed to our Virgin Money Giving page.