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FAQs re: fees

1st Belmont Scouts aims to provide new challenges and great learning through a wide range of activities at a very modest cost. We follow the financial year (July 1st – June 31st) and charge fees prorata on this basis. Half the fee charged goes to the State Office of Scouts Australia to cover youth insurance, public liability together with National and State administration. The balance helps to pay for our leader training and some basic facility maintenance. However the fees in no way covers our full operating costs. We are a voluntary organisation, all leaders volunteer their time, so in addition to fees we continue to need your regular support as parent helpers at meeting nights and on weekend camps, for fundraising, providing transport and the like, or maybe you would like to join our leader team yourself?

Fees are $90/term (4 terms/year), making a total of $360 for 12 months. A $40 discount is given if paying the full year in one payment in June each. Venturers also pay a $80 activity fee.

Fee increase?

We are pleased to have been able to keep the fees the same now for 3 years, through the great fund raising efforts of our members and their families. This is despite the base State fee increasing due to an increase in insurance and other costs.

Payment Options (when re/registering for a full 12 months)

There are two payment options. Our preferred option is a single annual fee of $320 ($360 less $40 discount). If you would prefer you can pay in an initial installment of $180 (two terms in advance, to cover insurance) and then continue with $90 installments which are due in the first two weeks of terms 4 and term 1 in the New Year.

How to Pay

Our preferred method of payment is by direct transfer with “child's initial and surname – fees” as the reference. It would be appreciated if you send an email to treasurer@belmontscouts.org.au to advise when payment has been made. If paying by cheque please write on teh back of the cheque your childs name and section and meeting night in an envelope also marked with your childs name, section and meeting night on the front of the envelope and give to a leader. Cash payments should be paid directly to Bendigo Bank Belmont (opposite Aldi) using the account details provided on the invoice.