The Group is an integral part of the community that it serves, both providing help to the community and receiving support from the community to carry out its work with young people.

Scout Groups, are entirely self-financing. A Membership Subscription is payable by all Members of The Association to meet local and national support costs. The way that these costs are met are by the Section asking Members to pay regular subscriptions, to meet some of the costs and through regular fundraising.

Fundraising is an important part of the Group’s activity as money will be necessary for:

  • initial purchase, maintenance and repair of equipment for camping and expeditions
  • events and activities
  • leader training
  • administration and insurance cover