Like most things nothing is free, but as a group we try to keep our costs to a minimum and fundraising helps us to achieve this. Outlined below are the current standard costs: Subscriptions £12 per month paid monthly via direct debit.
The subscription costs cover – capitation, running and activity costs. Capitation £42 per year (included in above) Capitation is the UK Headquarters membership fee which is calculated based on the number of Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts and Explorer Scouts.
The membership fees help UK Headquarters deliver a wide range of services and support for all the volunteers and young people. Services including vital safeguarding advice and insurance for all to a reassuring voice on the end of the phone at the Scout Information Centre. Additional costs could be for camps and day trips that are arranged through the year, although the group does its best to subsidise the larger more expensive camps.