The Group relies entirely on subscriptions from the parents of young members. We receive no regular contributions from elsewhere. Subscriptions are £15 per youth member per month payable by online payment.

Subscriptions are reviewed annually by the Group Executive Committee, who keep it as low as possible consistent with providing first rate Scouting to all our youth members. The current subscription rate of £15 per month was introduced in September 2021, following rising costs. The previous rate of £12 per month was introduced in April 2011.

A major cost is an annual payment of £49 (2020/21) for every youth member. Some of this maintains the Scout District, Scout County and UK Headquarters, but a large part of it pays for the very comprehensive insurance for all our activities.

The list below shows some of the main areas in which we spend money. If you would like more details of our income and expenditure, please look at our Annual Accounts.

  • Training of leaders
  • Uniform, scarves and badges
  • Books and publications for adults and children
  • Costs of camps and other nights away not charged to participants
  • Annual insurance payments
  • Materials for section meetings
  • Purchase and maintenance of camping and other equipment

If you have any questions about subscriptions or finance, please contact our Group Treasurer via e-mail at