On joining our Group you will be asked to fill out the following forms: Standing Order Form, Gift Aid Form, Young Persons Information Form and a Photo Consent Letter.
Being a charity, we have to raise funds to cover ongoing costs of things like badges, materials for activities and general running expenses, one of those ways is the Membership Fee. Importantly, the membership fee also covers your child’s insurance. Camps and some other activities will usually have a charge attached.
All members pay £14 per month to be a member of our Scout Group which is charged by Standing Order. These details are correct at 1st January 2019 and are reviewed regularly because our costs change. If there are any changes we will let you know with as much notice as possible. If at any point paying membership fees causes concerns do speak to the GSL confidentially, and we may be able to help. You will be supplied with a Standing Order Form on joining, which you should take to your bank.
The Group is able to recover income tax on any donation, including Subs – we can recover 25p for each £1 of subscription. The only criteria is that the individual making the donation has to pay income tax or capital gains tax of at least the amount to be recovered by the Group. You will be supplied with a Gift Aid Form.