Parent Information

Attendance

Each Section meets one night per week during Queensland State School terms. The Sections do not meet during school holidays.
Individual Section Leaders may modify these times based on factors including public holidays.

  • Term 1 2021 - Wednesday 27 January to Thursday 01 April (10 weeks)
  • Term 2 2021 - Monday 19 April to Friday 25 June (10 weeks)
  • Term 3 2021 - Monday 12 July to Friday 17 September (10 weeks)
  • Term 4 2021 - Tuesday 05 October to Friday 10 December (10 weeks)


Contact Details

Parents and/or guardians are requested to provide and maintain their current contact details to the Group.
Our Group Leader is required to update these details on the Scout Membership System (SMS).
This ensures that all messages, newsletters etc. are received in a timely manner.

Hard copies of correspondence are also available should families not have access to an email address.
Current contact details also assist Section Leaders should an emergency arise and family contact is required.

To email our Group Leader with updated details, please click here: gl@beenleigh.scoutsqld.com.au



FairPlay Vouchers

Round 4 is now closed. All Vouchers must be presented to our Group no later than 12 May 2021.

FairPlay

Parents, carers or guardians can apply for a voucher valued up to $150 for their child, which can be used towards sport and active recreation membership, registration or participation fees with registered activity providers. There is a limit of 1 voucher per child per calendar year.

Further information is available here: www.qld.gov.au/fairplayvouchers


Fees

All Youth Members are required to contribute to their Scouting experience through the payment of two seperate fees (marked with the ).

Bi-Annual Association Registration: Scouts Queensland require each youth member, young adult, leader and adult supporter to be registered, and place a membership fee (also known as a registration fee) per person covering a six month period.
Membership renewal fees and new Member fees include all World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM) membership fees, Scouts Australia affiliation fees, Scouts Australia eLearning, New Youth Program levy and expected digital support system levy, Operoo license fee, Event Management System access, Branch Office functions including SMS maintenance and access, membership system, operational staff, complaint management, facility management, finance brand & sponsorship, IT, grant support, legal support and program support.
For Rover Scouts ONLY, the Queensland Branch Rover Council $13.50 levy.

Renewal Fees for all current youth members - now in 2 x six-monthly payments - current as at 21 December 2020:

$78.00 - due March 2021 - provides membership from 01 April 2021 until 30 September 2021
$78.00 - due September 2021 - provides membership from 01 October 2021 until 31 March 2022

Please note: These fees are set by Scouts Queensland, NOT Beenleigh Scout Group.
Our Group is merely the collection agency, and forwards all membership fees to Scouts Queensland.

Members will be issued seperate invoices for these fees within Term 1 and Term 3 of each year. Our account details are provided on each invoice.
Our preferred method of payment is via electronic funds transfer.

Enrolment Fees (For new Members) - Current as at 27 January 2021:

New Youth Members will be required to pay an Enrolment Fee, consisting of a joining and membership fee.
PLEASE NOTE: The Enrolment Fee is paid ONCE, as per the month of joining.
A Youth Member who withdraws from the Movement within six (6) weeks of enrolling is eligible for a refund.
The application for a refund must be made in writing to the Branch Support Office within one (1) month of the Youth Member leaving.

April 2021
$163.00

May 2021
$150.00

June 2021
$137.00

July 2021
$124.00

August 2021
$111.00

September 2021
$98.00

October 2021
$163.00

November 2021
$150.00

December 2021
$137.00

January 2022
$124.00

February 2022
$111.00

March 2022
$98.00

Payments for enrolment fees (new members) are to be paid into the Group Account. Our preferred method of payment is via electronic funds transfer.
Please speak with our Section Leaders or Group Treasurer for account details.

Group Fees - Current as at 01 April 2018 (Paid regardless of whether the youth member or young adult attends every meeting night or not):

$80.00 per Term

These fees are used for each Section to purchase provisions and consumables, and for Group related expenses including leader training, registration, insurances, and equipment maintenance & purchases. Group fees are set at the Annual Report Presentation.

Payments for Term fees are to be paid into the Group Account. Our preferred method of payment is via electronic funds transfer.
Please speak with our Section Leaders or Group Treasurer for account details.

Any parent and/or guardian experiencing financial hardship is to contact our Group Leader: gl@beenleigh.scoutsqld.com.au.
All correspondence will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.



Fundraising

Beenleigh Scout Group conducts regular fundraising activities. Fundraising assists our Group to maintain a low fee structure!

Emails will be sent seeking volunteers when required.



New Members

New members are requested to E-mail our Group Leader prior to attending a meeting night: gl@beenleigh.scoutsqld.com.au

Information for new Youth Members: (obtained from Queensland Branch Scouting Instructions - Current as at April 2018)

The enrolment of Youth Members into the Scout Movement is achieved by the completion of a Youth Member Registration Form and the payment of the appropriate fee. The Youth Member's membership and insurance commences on the date of this application.

Section Leaders shall obtain a completed Youth Member Registration Form prior to the youth attending Section meetings and forward it to the Branch Support Office via the Group Leader without delay. In the event that the youth decides not to pursue membership, provided it is within six weeks of joining, the parents and/or guardians can apply to the Branch Support Office in writing for a refund of membership fees. If a youth member is financial when resigned and an A5 registration form is received later in the same financial year for that youth member, the youth will be re-instated and no fee will be incurred.

Forms are available from Section Leaders, or by download: Youth Member Registration Form (PDF 499KB - last updated January 2021).

Parents and/or guardians are encouraged to download and complete this form on their computer (editable PDF).

Non Member Participation:

Where a person who is not a registered member participates in any aspect of the Youth Program, they are required to complete a Non-Member Activity Release and Indemnity Form. This form is for a one (1) off section night only and is not to be used on multiple occasions. The Section Leader should retain this with the program that the person participated in. This form should not be used in lieu of signing up a youth member for the initial six (6) weeks where a refund can still be sought.

Forms are available from Section Leaders, or by download Non Member Activity Advice (PDF 148KB - Form current as at March 2015)



Personal Safety

Scouts Queensland imposes a strict policy in dealing with bullying and personal safety. Beenleigh Scout Group firmly supports this policy, and will not tolerate bullying, abusive or disruptive behaviour in any form. For the benefit of the majority, youth members or young adults engaging in this type of behaviour will be removed from the Group.

In the event of this behaviour being identified, parents and/or guardians will be requested to remove their youth member regardless of location.
This may include when the youth member is camping, or participating in an activity away from our Den.

Scouts Queensland: Personal Safety Policy

Scouts Queensland: Child Protection Policy and Procedures



Privacy

Scouts Queensland respects the privacy of its members and places great importance on the personal information it may hold. This policy also extends to all forms of media, social media and web-based information sources. Parents and/or guardians of youth members are required to provide written permission before any image is used, with images only used to promote Scouting and Beenleigh Scout Group.

Beenleigh Scout Group respects that some parents and/or guardians may not provide authorisation for their youth member's image to be used.
Any concerns in this regard are to be raised with our Leader in Charge. All correspondence will be treated in the strictest of confidence.



Uniforms

Youth members, young adults and Leaders are required to attend in full uniform, which includes section specific shirt, belt, scarf, woggle and enclosed shoes (unless otherwise advised for individual meetings). Uniform requirements are available from the Scouts Queensland website.

Please note the specific badge placement diagram for the Scout left sleeve: Scout Left Sleeve

November 2019: Parents and/or guardians are to note the New Badge Placement Diagram.

Parents and/or guardians are required to purchase uniform items prior to their youth member being invested.

All uniform items are available from The Scout Shop. Parents and/or guardians can purchase these items without the requirement to log-in or create an account.

Parents and/or guardians will be required to replace any of these items at their own expense if lost or damaged.

From Scouts Queensland: The style of clothing to be worn below the waist should be tailored slacks or skirt; however, the colour requirement is that these garments for all official occasions and functions should be sandstone.

These occasions are defined as: Awards Ceremonies e.g. Queen Scout's, BP Awards, Leader Awards etc.; Government House; ANZAC Day; Any public event; Jamborees, Moots, Ventures etc.; Interstate and overseas travel; Youth Forums and National Youth Council.

Navy blue, grey slacks, knee length shorts or skirts may be worn for Group meetings.
Neat, practical footwear is to be worn. Individual choice of black or brown shoes; boots or joggers.

All Members should dress appropriately for the type of activity in which they are participating.

Beenleigh Scout Group

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