Membership Costs


A Scout Group is entirely self-funded. The expenses of a Scout Group are various. A somewhat major cost is the purchasing of badges, certificates etc., (badges are presented as soon as they are earned and there is no call for parents to purchase their child’s badges).

In the Joey section there are only a limited number of badges to earn. However, this apparent saving is absorbed by the cost of the craft equipment and materials that are consumed in the normal programme activities.

The Group must also meet the cost of maintaining the Scout Hall itself and we have the normal water, electricity and insurance bills to pay. Then there is also the initial and ongoing cost of training leaders and the supply of their uniforms.


Fees (effective from 1st January 2020) consist of:

  • $58 for the Annual Affiliation Fee and $75 per term per child
  • or $58 Annual Affiliation Fee and $70 per term for each subsequent child of the same family.

The Annual Affiliation Fee is an expense our group incurs from Scouts SA. This and the first term fees are due upon joining and at the start of term 1. Other term fees are due at the beginning of each term.

If you join half way through a term, your group fees for that term will be calculated pro-rata for the number of weeks in that term.

A discount is available for full payment of the whole yearly fee before the end of term 1.

Group Scarf

New members will also be charged $20 upon first joining for a Magill Scout Group scarf ($16.50) and a woggle ($3.50) that is part of their uniform.

Parents Joining

Parents that commit themselves to becoming a leader or are serving as an office bearer on the Group Parent Committee for the year enjoy fees at half the normal rate (50% off) for their children.


Fee payments can be made by:

  • cash
  • cheque
  • direct bank transfer (preferred)

For direct bank transfers please use the following details:

Bank: Bank SA
Account Number: 528 013 640
Account BSB: 105-141
Account Name: Scouts Association of Australia – SA Branch – First Magill Scout Group

Please list the first and last name of the child that you are paying the fee for as part of the transfer details.

Fund Raising

The membership fees do not cover all the expenses of the Group. To supplement this, the Group runs a limited number of fund raising activities during the year. We count on your support for these fund raising activities.

Other Expenses

The affiliation and membership fees cover the cost of your child participating in the weekly activities and the general operating expenses of the group. Naturally with Scouting being fundamentally an outdoors-based program, from time to time there are additional special activities like sleepovers, mob, pack or troop holidays, camps, hikes etc., that can either a day activity or be spread over 2 to 3 days, which your child will no doubt want to attend.

The cost of these activities is an extra expense, however we aim to keep the price of such activities to a minimum.

Our aim is that each section has at least one overnight activity each term. Cost of these activities varies between Joey, Cub and Scouts sections and also with the travel distance. We suggest you allow approx. $50 to $100 per term for such overnight activities.

Please note that when we organise these events, the money you pay to attend is typically committed and spent well before the actual event happens. So in case you and/or your child are unable to come for whatever reason, we are unable to refund any of the costs.

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