Like most good things it costs money to be a member of the Scout Association.
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 the 1. January 2019, Subscriptions for each youth member are £28.00 per term. Subscription Forms can be found on the Download Page.
Subs help to pay for the running of the Group. This includes the cost of running and maintaining the Scout Hall, including payment of Rates, Electricity, Heating Oil, Internet, Property Insurance and Cleaning. Subs also covers the cost of running weekly meetings.
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, Leader Training etc.
Subs can be paid by BACS, 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 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 and Pig Race and Quiz Nights. We also have stalls at local fairs. Support from members and their families at these events is always appreciated.
We rent the Scout Hall out on a regular basis to other users and this helps keep the cost of Subs down. If you are interested in hiring the hall for a party or event you can find details here.