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Our Sections meet at our Scout Hall, located at 1 North Street,
Great Marlow (Grafton - River end of North Street), at the following
Joeys (5 - 8 years) and Cubs (8 - 11 years): Mondays from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Scouts (11 - 14 years) and Venturers (14 - 17 years): Wednesdays from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Whilst attending Scouting meetings or events we ask that all youth members
wear appropriate footwear (closed in shoes, e.g., joggers or boots) and
bring along a water bottle (labelled with their name) for their personal use.
Each new member is welcome to attend our group meetings for a trial period of 6 weeks,
to confirm that scouting is something they enjoy.
We ask all new parents to complete the ScoutHub Registration at this link,
before attending nights. The following steps
will help make sure you complete the correct section of the form for the trial. You will need to
complete the form once per child.
Select 'New Member'
Completed the basic information for your child (Name, Date of Birth, etc)
Select 'Temporary Membership'
Select 'Trial Membership'
Please select the dates you would like to attend for your trial period.
This does not need to be 6 consecutive weeks, if for example you know
you will be away for a week during the trial period or dates fall over
the school holiday period. You can choose up to 6 individual dates
(6 weekly meetings) to attend as part of your trial
Complete form with important information for your child, e.g., parent contact
information, allergies etc.
NOTE: Please disregard the discount code and active kids boxes at this time as these
will not be applicable till after the completion of the trial period should you upgrade
to full membership.
By completing the above form, it ensures that our leaders have access to important
information concerning your children whilst at our meetings and events, should it
be necessary; as well as ensuring your children are covered by the Scouts Australia
Insurance Policy whilst on site. Insurance information
The Total annual fee in 2023 is $470.00. This does not include the one-off join fee or discounts.
The fee does not include any extras please see the next section (Uniform and Additional costs).
The payment of fees is due bi-annually, in advance:
Trek 1 is due in January (for period Jan - Jun).
In 2023 Trek 1 Membership fees are $267.50.
Trek 2 is due in July (for period Jul - Dec).
In 2023 Trek 2 Membership fees are $202.50.
The fees for Scouting are broken into two separate components (though
invoiced together, when completing Scouthub registration after the
completion of the free trial). The first component of the fees is a
State Membership Fee, the second is a Group Fee.
State Membership fee $270.00 + ($60.00 one-off joining fee)
In 2023 the State Membership fee is $270 for the full calendar year.
There is also a one-off joining fee of $60 for new members.
Your State Membership Fee covers your registration and insurance with
Scouts Australia for more information on this fee, please see this
Scouts Australia is an Active Kids provider, and you have the
option to use your vouchers to reduce this fee.
Group fee $200.00 + ($35.00 one-off joining fee)
The Group Fee, at Grafton Scout Group, is $50.00 a term (invoiced alongside
the State Fee, so $100.00 per Trek), with a one-off Joining fee of $35.00
to cover the scarf and badges to invest your youth member.
The Group Fee covers the costs associated with running and maintaining a Scout
Hall, as well as supplies and equipment needed to run an excellent youth program.
At Grafton, we offer a 50% discount on the Group Fee for parents with multiple
children registered with our group, (discount codes are provided to those parents
to reduce the invoice generated by ScoutHub).
We also offer a 50% discount on Group Fee for the children of our leaders. Should
you have any interest in becoming a leader yourself, please speak to our Group
Leader-In-Charge, Reece Luxton,
and he will assist you with this process. Our group
covers the cost of registration and training for all our wonderful leaders.
Alongside the bi-annual fees there are a few additional costs associated with Scouting,
Uniform (Not needed till ready to invest):
Each youth member is required to have a section appropriate Scout Shirt,
the polo shirts are $36.95 and available to be purchased online at The
Scout Shop, https://scoutshop.com.au/.
We ask that youth members wear any pair of navy-blue pants or shorts to
complete the uniform, and a wide brim hat of choice at day events.
Other uniform items are available to purchase through The Scout Shop, such
as Jumpers, Hats and Belts, these are completely optional (though make great
Christmas or birthday presents for the eager scouter).
These can range from $10.00 for an overnight group camp to several hundred
for State level camps. As a group we run multiple fundraising events each
year, which we ask the parents and youth members to help at when possible,
the point being that our group can then help off-set the cost of these
bigger budget events for the parents, with re-imbursements (from some of
the cost to the whole amount depending on cost, attendance and funds
raised) after the completion of the event.
Day Activity or Special Night Activities:
These could be anything from $5.00 to $20.00 depending on the event the
group is attending. This is often a fee associated with attending a
location run by a third party, e.g. Boulding, Bowling, Billy Cart Derbies
Scouts Australia recognizes it can be challenging for families to afford
extracurricular activities for young people due to economic pressures.
The Family Support Fund is available to assist current and prospective
youth members to afford the cost of Scouting. Assistance is limited to
those families, youth and young Leaders in genuine need of financial
assistance. For more information on the family support fund, visit
, or speak to your Group Leader-in-Charge,
or our Group Treasurer,
for assistance with this process.
WHAT DO YOUTH MEMBERS NEED TO DO?
In early 2023, we transitioned to a new billing cycle, with two Trek's each year (January-June and July-December).
From 1st July, we will open registrations for Trek 2! Registering for Trek 2 will enable youth member to participate
in all the exciting activities Scouts has to offer - from their weekly meetings at the Scout Hall, to weekend camps,
Gang Shows and more.
Parents/guardians of youth memebers need to follow the steps below for their child/ren (or Rovers for themselves).
All members must be registered for Trek 2 prior to attending their first activity
Unique to Scouts Australia, Scouts | Terrain is our custom-built digital platform designed
for 21st century Scouting and is more than just a platform to record the achievement of
our Scouts. Scouts | Terrain is a platform that will accompany the Scout throughout their
journey and challenges Scouts to explore new adventures, to try new things, and to seek
How Scouts can complete and submit to the Unit Council for Review> their Introduction
to Scouting and Introduction to Section
Some Special Interest Area Projects as well as their Outdoor Adventure Skills and
How Scouts can see their progress in each of the Pathways
As a tool, Scouts | Terrain supports Scouts to experience the Program with focus on the
creation and the delivery of our youth program for members, as well as effective reporting
to help youth and adult Leaders continue to grow Scouting.
Technology and devices are a part of our world. They are a part of Scouting. They allow us
to communicate, navigate, find information, learn and so much more. All of our youth
members are digital natives. We need to harness technology and use it in the right ways
to support, grow and improve Scouting.
Scout Event serves as an additional resource for
discovering Scout activities beyond the regular Group events. You're encouraged to nominate yourself
to attend any of these events. Certain occasions will see the group participating collectively, while
for others, you're welcome to seek guidance from the group leaders to determine if a particular listed
event aligns with your preferences.
The uniform badge placement is separated into three themed panels, each providing a different
insight into the personal progression of a youth member:
My Identity (right sleeve) - recognises where you are currently undertaking your Scouting
journey and reflects which sections you have engaged with along the way. There is also
space to recognise any additional awards you have earned, including WOSM's Better World
My Journey (left sleeve) - celebrates and recognises your growth across the Achievement
Pathways. Here we will see the Special Interest Area projects you have completed in your
current section, as well as your journey to progress through the Outdoor Adventure Skills
and complete peak awards across your time in Scouting.
My Involvement (chest and scarf) - recognises your active involvement in the Youth Program,
including your Milestones from the Program Essentials, major events, Patrol identification
and your formal leadership roles. Finally, we still represent your involvement in this global
movement with the World Scout Badge and the Australian Flag Badge placed proudly over your heart.