Enrolment

WHAT DOES IT COST ?

The Committee has set the fees for 2019-2020 at $512 for a first child & $468 for second & subsequent children.

This fee is made up of two separate components:

1. Registration: $220 (first child). This part is remitted to Scouts Victoria and is used to run the State Branch & its activities, including the provision of insurance.

2. Group: $292 (first child). This fee stays with 2nd Mornington Sea Scouts and helps toward running the weekly program, providing scarves, badges and books, maintenance of the property, maintenance of boats, all other insurances, leader training and administering the group.

Second and subsequent children of the same parents are eligible for a 15% reduction off the Group Fee. Full Registration fees for all children still have to be paid.

Children of Adult Leaders & the Committee Executive receive a discount off Group Fees (not Registration) to reflect the time & effort they invest in the Group and to partially offset in a token way the out of pocket fees incurred in fulfilling these roles.

PAYING REGISTRATION & GROUP FEES:


Credit Card: online - click buttons above

Internet Electronic Transfer: to ANZ Bank, BSB: 013 740, Acc. No.: 8607982. Please ensure you include the youth member’s name on the transaction advice.

Cheque: made out to ‘Scouts Australia 2nd Mornington Group Committee’. Note on the back your child’s name and post to the Treasurer at P.O. Box 335, Mornington 3931.

In person: any fees made in person to the ANZ bank branch must be reported to the treasurer on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ASAP so that it is reconciled against the correct member.


SCOUTING NEEDS PARENTAL COMMITMENT

All adults involved in our Group are volunteers. The Group would cease to exist if adults did not volunteer to act as leaders or Committee members. To this end, to secure the future of the Group, parents of youth members on joining commit to acting as either a Leader or Committee Member for 12 months out of every three years that their youth is a member. In addition all adults will be rostered for fundraising, working bees, hall cleaning & other tasks as decided by the Group Leader. Any family not pulling their weight will be deregistered from the Group or transferred to another group that is willing to accept the transfer.


WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US

The leaders at all levels are trained to provide an enjoyable and challenging program, which has been designed with an emphasis on outdoor activities and hands-on learning, to suit the needs and capabilities of children within a specific age range.

The programs are developed and issued at the beginning of each term.  Notices of changes to the program or activities outside normal meetings are also provided in advance. In the course of the program your child will be provided with appropriate equipment. They will be taught how to use it safely and encouraged to care for it and to use it responsibly.

During the evening sessions and also during excursions, outside activities and camps, we have a Duty of Care to ensure your child’s safety. This is taken very seriously and is re-enforced by the safety standards of Scouts Australia, through the District Commissioner and Group Leader.

If you have any concerns, you’re encouraged to speak directly to the section leader and, if appropriate, it will be handled by the Group Leader.

WHAT NEXT?

Because we are a very popular Scout Group, there are often waiting lists for each of our sections.

The first step is to contact the Group Leader via email on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  The Group Leader will advise on whether your child can immediately enter a section on a try-out basis or whether they will need to be added to a waiting list.

Your child can then ‘road test’ 2nd Mornington Sea Scouts for three nights without obligation. You will be asked to bring a completed Y4 form on the first night.

After the try-out period, if your youth decides to continue with Scouts then inform the Treasurer who will issue an invoice. Once fees (full or pro-rata) are paid the Group Leader will issue an 'Invitation to Join' and when that is complete you should purchase a uniform shirt & arrange with the relevant Section leader a plan for a formal investiture ceremony.


You will need to purchase a uniform through the Group direct or from The Scout Shop.

 

Uniform shirts cost approximately $45. If uniform shirts are available from the Group direct they will be offered at a 20% discount. Some 2nd hand shirts may be available at a 50% discount.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 March 2019 12:03