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New Vice President - James Carter

20 May 2020

Following the appointment of former Vice President, Jan Turbill to Chief Commissioner, James Carter has been elected Vice President from now until the AGM in August. Congratulations James!

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Our Chief Commissioner's address re COVID-19 addresses

24 Apr 2020

Listen to our Chief Commissioner, Jan Turbill lead you through our plans to be a stronger organisation on the other side of COVID-19

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Scouting From Home

14 Apr 2020

Find out how you can join Scouting, share in some of our awesome activities or discover what your friends have been raving about.

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Scouts SA appoints it's 19th Chief Commissioner

02 Apr 2020

Welcome Jan, Farewell Harry! Scouts SA is proud to announce Jan Turbill has been appointed as our 19th Chief Commissioner. Jan succeeds Harry Long who has devoted his life to Scouting and education and has served as our Chief for the last 5 years.

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The adventure continues!

10 Dec 2019

Do you have the post AJ2019 Blues? There is plenty of adventure still to be found!

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Cost of Scouting

For the first three weeks your child can simply come have a look and join in with the activities to see if he or she likes it. During that time they are automatically covered by the Scout Association for insurance purposes. Parents are welcome to watch as well as participate.

On the third visit we will give you a membership application form and an invoice for fees.

If you wish to continue please bring along a completed form and fees on your next visit.

Y1 Youth Member Application

When you have returned the completed registration form and paid the membership fee, we then proceed with an investiture ceremony to welcome your child to Scouting.

Uniform

The uniform consists of a shirt (polo style), belt, scarf & woggle, and trousers.

For other variable costs, please see Activity and Event Expenses

What are the fees used for?

A Scout Group is entirely self-funded. The expenses of a Scout Group are various.
A somewhat major cost is the purchasing of badges and certificates.
(Badges are presented as soon as they are earned and there is no call for parents to purchase their child’s badges.)

In the Joey section there are only a limited number of badges to earn. However, this apparent saving is absorbed by the cost of the craft equipment and materials that are consumed in the normal program activities.

The Group must also meet the cost of maintaining the Scout Hall itself and we have the normal water, electricity and insurance bills to pay. Then there is also the initial and ongoing cost of training Leaders and the supply of their uniforms.

Another major cost is the “Affiliation Fee”. This is a fee the Group pays to our Scouting State Headquarters for each registered member of the group. This is largely to cover insurance for the Member during Scouting activities. 

The Group’s running costs are mostly offset by the annual membership subscriptions and partly through a small number of fund raising activities throughout the year. Click here for an explanation of our fund-raising efforts.