At 2nd Onchan we charge a Subscription Fee on a termly basis. Subs are due after the Christmas School Holidays, after the Easter School Holidays and after the Summer School Holidays, that’s three terms.
From 1 January 2019, Subscriptions for each youth member are £28.00 per term – that is effectively less than £2.50 per meeting.
Subs help to pay for the running of the Group. This includes the cost of running and maintaining the Scout Hall, including payment of Electricity, Heating Oil, Internet, Property Insurance and Cleaning. Subs also covers the cost of running weekly meetings and the badge which our members earn. Leaders are not paid!
Out of the Subs we also have to pay a Capitation Fee to the Scout Association each year, this is over £35.00 per youth member, so a big lump from the Subs we bring in. Capitation covers the cost of running the Scout Association and includes such things as Insurance.
Subs is paid by BACS and you can find further information on how to do this here
On top of the Subs, activities, such as camps usually have a charge. Activities are run not to make a profit, but not to make loss either. If there is any surplus at the end of the activity or event, then the Leaders may use the extra funds to reduce the cost of another activity or it may go into Group funds to benefit all members of the Group.
The Group undertakes various fund raising activities during the year, such as our popular Bingo, Pig Race and Quiz Nights. We also have stalls at local fairs and support from members and their families at these events is always appreciated. It is this additional fundraising which helps keep our Subs low. Additionally, we rent the Scout Hall out on a regular basis to other users when not being used by our sections. If you are interested in hiring the hall for a party or event you can find details here