Costs at 1st Drysdale Scout Group are kept to a minimum. With the support of the Group Committee, fundraising activities and grants are sought throughout the year to help keep running  and equipment costs to a minimum.

Joining Fee

Currently the initial joining fee is a one-off payment covering the costs of administration, badges, scarf, woggle and record book.

  • Cub Joining Fee – $194.00
  • Scout Joining Fee  – $194.00

A cub or scout shirt is purchased from the Scouts Shop or our Uniform Shop at our Hall by parents separately.

Term Fees

Term fees are in addition to the initial membership fee and are due to be paid in the first two weeks of each term by a direct deposit to the section bank account. It covers the cost of weekly meetings and badges.

The membership fee is determined by the Group Leader and Treasurer in May of each year. Parents are advised by a letter of any changes.

Fundraising Levy

Our Group Committee have implemented a Fundraising Levy for all families. Fundraising Levy is an annual fee which is reimbursed to the family when they have volunteered for 8 hours or more within a 12 month period.

The Fundraising Levy payment is broken up over the first three (3) term of the school year and applied to your Term Fees Invoice for payment.

Other Costs

Other activities such as camps, hikes, District events, and other indoor and outdoor activities are additional costs, but are kept to a minimum as leaders volunteer their time and parents assist with transport. Parents are advised of costs for these activities and payments are made by direct deposit into the Section bank account. Where possible fundraising for Scouts and Cubs to attend Jamboree and Cuboree is undertaken by parents under the auspice of the Group Committee, to help reduce the costs.


The 1st Drysdale Scout Group are always on the look out for volunteers. Whether is in a Leadership role, sitting on the Committee or as a Parent Helper, their are discounts available to Term Fees.