Group Information


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NSW Government Active Kids Rebate Program

From 31 January 2018 to 31 December 2021, families with children in Scouts from Kindergarten to Year 12 can apply on-line from
the Service NSW website for a $100 voucher per child per year to go towards Membership Fees. Scouts NSW will be an eligible provider
under the Program, meaning that you can apply for the Rebate in order to offset some of the term fees. Note that the Group still
charges your fees as per usual; it has no administration in the rebate or involvement in the program other than being an eligible
provider under the scheme. Families will need to actively pursue the program in order to obtain the rebate.

More information can be found online at Sport NSW - Active Kids

First Term/Joining Fees

Joining 1st Ermington

2018 Membership and Parental Responsibilities

Scouts NSW Privacy Policy

At the start of your free four week trial you will need to hand in a  Youth Membership Application (Y1) Form to your Leader,
this then ensures that your child is covered under the Scouts Australia NSW insurance policy during the free trial period.

Once you make the decision to join our Group, the first term/initial joining fee is due prior to investiture.

First Term/Joining Fees (Per Member) 2018 - Term 1 2018 - Terms 2-4
Joining Fee - once off fee paid to Scouts Australlia NSW $30 $30
Quarterly Membership Fee - paid to Scouts Australia  NSW to cover the cost of administration and insurance for members. A component of this is also used to support the Leaders of the Group. $55 $60
Group Investiture Fee - to partially cover the cost of badges, scarf and woggle $25 $25
Section Fee - to cover the cost of supplies to run the weekly program and badges $15 $15
TOTAL (due prior to Investiture) $125 $130

Ongoing Term Fees

For all terms following the term of investiture we have a sliding-scale fee for families that have more than one youth
member in the Group.

Ongoing Term Fees During 2018 - Term 1 1st Member 2nd Member 3rd Member
Quarterly Membership Fee - paid to Scouts Australia NSW to cover the cost of administration and insurance for members. A component of this is also used to support the Leaders of the Group. $55 $55 $55
Group  Fee - to cover the cost of rates, utilities, basic hall maintenance, administration costs, hall and equipment insurance etc. $30 $20 $10
Section Fee - to cover the cost of supplies to run the weekly program and badges $15 $15 $15
TOTAL (due by Week 2 of each term) $100 $90 $80

Term fees will increase by $5 per member commencing 2018 - Term 2. See below for the new fee structure.

Ongoing Term Fees During 2018 - Term 2, 3 & 4 1st Member 2nd Member 3rd Member
Quarterly Membership Fee - paid to Scouts Australia NSW to cover the cost of administration and insurance for members. A component of this is also used to support the Leaders of the Group. $60 $60 $60
Group  Fee - to cover the cost of rates, utilities, basic hall maintenance, administration costs, hall and equipment insurance etc. $30 $20 $10
Section Fee - to cover the cost of supplies to run the weekly program and badges $15 $15 $15
TOTAL (due by Week 2 of each term) $105 $95 $85

Fee payments can be paid by cash or cheque (payable to 1st Ermingtion Scouts) to your section leader, or via direct credit.
ACCT NAME: 1st Ermington Scouts
BSB: 032 280
ACCT #: 180 160
Please use your surname as a a reference when paying term fees.

Your Responsibilities

Scouting is a self-help organisation, and the success of any Group can be attributed to a high level of family support.

As a member of the Group you are required:
  • To serve on a parent helper roster at section meetings as required.
  • To ensure that your child is dropped off and picked up on time for meetings (Joey and Cub parents need to come to the hall to drop off/collect their child) and activities.
  • To assist the leaders by becoming a Regular Parent Helper - this may include regular assistance at weekly meetings, weekend outings, hikes, and camps etc.
  • To pay fees on time.
  • To assist with fundraising - Bunnings BBQ and Fertiliser Drive.
  • To assist the Committee by volunteering your skills at Working Bees.
  • To attend the Annual Group Report Presentation Night - a parent/guardian from each family must attend this meeting.
To take on an Executive Committee Position:
General Role and Responsibilities Chairperson Vice Chairperson
Secretary Treasurer Trustee
Or Other Committee Role:
BBQ Roster Coordinator BBQ Purchaser Grant Writer
Hall Hire PR/Development Quartermaster
To undertake training to become a Leader - come join the fun - our Leaders are mostly just parents -
that have allocated time in their busy lives to ensure that we can offer the youth members a great Scouting experience.

The Group Committee

The Group Committee is a dedicated group of parents, and community members, that work with the Group Leader to ensure the Group has sufficient resources and policies in place to effectively run the youth program. The Group Committee is not responsible in any way for the training of the Joeys, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers.

The Group Committee meets on the 1st Monday of the month at the hall from 7.45pm. Come along and help us to provide great Scouting to youth in the local area. We need parent representatives from Joeys, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers to attend this meeting.

For more information contact groupleader@ermingtonscouts.asn.au

Fundraising

Our regular fundraiser is the Bunnings BBQ at Lidcombe/Rydalmere. This fundraising activity is vital to the success of our Group. It provides funds for major building works for our hall, maintenance costs, activities equipment, and major event funding. Families are able to access the major event fund (as long as they meet the minimum service requirements set down by the Group - see Major Event Fund Policy ) to help defray the costs of Joey Mob Holiday/Cuboree/Jamboree/Venture. All non-Leader families will be rostered on for a shift on the BBQ. 
Bunnings BBQ - Opening & Closing Bunnings BBQ Information Sheet 2018 Bunnings BBQ Response Form 2018


Our other main fundraiser is the Annual Fertiliser Drive - held on the 4th Sunday in August each year. In 2018 our Fertiliser Drive will be  held on Sunday 26th August




Group Policies

Adult Volunteer Policies
Fees Policy 2018 Major Event Fund Policy



Fertiliser Drive Bunnings BBQ Fertiliser Drive