As with any organisation there are membership fees and other cost to consider when you contemplate a member of your family joining. In the case of the BBS/OWS all groups are autonomous, meaning that every cent you pay into the organisation goes towards the running of this group.
There are no paid leaders even in head office in the UK, we are all volunteers and th money you pay directly contributes to the maintenance and indeed the improvement of this group as it grows.
Membership: $25.00 One off fee when you join a section, this covers the cost of all your group and organisational badges, your woggle and Scarf.
Term Fees: $55.00 per term or $5.50 per week based on a 10 week term, this goes towards paying for materials, running costs, proficiency badges etc.
Other Costs: Specific things not covered by the above:-
- Term or Summer Camps
- Special event badges (Anzac is an exception to this)
- Outings where fees have to paid to the supplier, for example:
- Rock Climbing
- Horse Riding