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does anyone know what a census fee is for the scouts groups?

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My sons scout/beavers group have sent letters home tonight asking each child/adult who attends to pay £30 by the end of the month so they are able to do the Census?? does anyone know what this means?… Read More
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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
My sons scout/beavers group have sent letters home tonight asking each child/adult who attends to pay £30 by the end of the month so they are able to do the Census??
does anyone know what this means?
Ive looked on the scoutbase.org.uk website and nothing there mentions it
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We already pay £2.50 per week and buy all the uniforms & badges, pay for trips when they arise so im confused as to what this is for
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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
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just had a look on other scout group websites and they mention this:

"Each year the group is also required to pay an annual capitation fee, per person, to The Scout Association in respect of membership and insurance"

"The census fee covers insurance, scout running costs, regional costs but does not cover rent, general running costs, badges etc. These are covered from the remaining money from subs."

If in doubt ask the scout leader for more information.
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bitseylango
just had a look on other scout group websites and they mention this:

"Each year the group is also required to pay an annual capitation fee, per person, to The Scout Association in respect of membership and insurance"

"The census fee covers insurance, scout running costs, regional costs but does not cover rent, general running costs, badges etc. These are covered from the remaining money from subs."

If in doubt ask the scout leader for more information.


hmmmmm :thinking:

i'd ask them about seems they may have spent the pennies! £30 is a lot of money to ask in one go!
1 Like #3
the £60 for a two day camping trip is probs about right but not sure what my school scout group charge for theirs.....
banned#4
Do you have any idea of the running costs involved with these types of groups?

If scout HQ levy the charge for the Census then why shouldn't they pass it on?
1 Like #5
Hmmm must be a new thing, i was in the scouts like 10years ago, and they never had it then
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My wife is a guide leader and she says.....

It goes towards insurances, some goes to divisions or districts which pays for different buildings or events. Some goes to national level to publish things like guiding magazines etc, marketing etc. She seems to think that some goes to the bigwigs aswell.

She says it's a yearly thing and if there's money left over from subs then they subsidise the final amount.

That's for guides but she doesn't think Scouts would be much different
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sancho1983
My wife is a guide leader and she says.....

It goes towards insurances, some goes to divisions or districts which pays for different buildings or events. Some goes to national level to publish things like guiding magazines etc, marketing etc. She seems to think that some goes to the bigwigs aswell.

She says it's a yearly thing and if there's money left over from subs then they subsidise the final amount.

That's for guides but she doesn't think Scouts would be much different


Agreed

I am a Rainbow Leader and my girls have recently paid their census which was just under £20 for the year.
I'm not sure about the Scout movement but for us the weekly subs (paid termly in our unit) only cover the cost of each weeks activities and a contribution to the hire of the community centre.

Taken from the girlguiding UK website -

Guiding units charge 'subs' to cover the cost of equipment and hire of the meeting place. These can be paid weekly, monthly or each term. There is also an annual subscription which covers the day-to-day running of the organisation. This is sometimes included in the subs. Subs vary from area to area - your local unit Leader will be able to tell you how much the subs are and when they need to be paid.

There is usually an extra charge for special activities, days out, residential events and holidays.

I must admit that £30 does seem a bit steep, but as i say i have no idea how the scout movement sort theres.
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when you applying for the loan :P
#10
The Scout movement can be a bit mad with their "big-wigs" so i'd guess some goes to that as well.

I was in scouts, but chucked it when i was 15/16 mainly due to the big-wigs all being tossers lol.
If you dont suck up the big-wigs ar### you get nothing in return, and i know 2 scout leaders that got screwed over by them.
One guy took them took them to court and won, so i'd guess their fee's go towards this as well.

Scouts are good, it just gets a bit wasted by the clique'y way it is run sometimes.
#11
^^^ what are you on?
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vinylandtrinkets
its a shame when things like that happen, it can put people off . our group is lovely really nice people running it, lots for the kids to play with and things to do, as my boy and a couple from his class in school have just started they are all just starting to do the badges and are very excited by it all..lol


Yea my group was great, its shut down from what i heard now though lol.
We did lots of fundraising and most the trips didnt cost a lot.
Remember i did one badge where you had to camp every month for 12 months, so there were a few of us that did that.
Then it went to hell with some other people trying to get in on the running of the group, as usual clique'y garbage and he tried to slander the leader off with all sorts of rubbish. The leader was popular but the other guy was in being pals with the Area leadership so they let him hang out to dry.
I left and so did all my mates because of it, and they had 4/5 scouts left lol.
The other guy is now also an Area or Regional leader now.

Its too "oooh look at me i'm a bigwig in the scouts" rather than looking after the kids.

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