From September 2017 Subs will be increasing – you will receive notification from your section leaders as to what the new charge will be.
You will also need to fill in a Gift Aid declaration form if you haven’t already done so. The form can be downloaded below.
Please fill in and return to your pack leader.
WHAT ARE SUBSCRIPTIONS AND CAPITATION?
What exactly are Subs for? The general held rule of thumb handed on from one generation to the next is 1/3, 1/3 and 1/3. That is 1/3 of the amount is for capitation to District, County and HQ; 1/3 for rentals, building maintenance, heating and lighting and insurance costs etc; and the final 1/3 for general scouting activities and equipment. The Annual Capitation fee is paid out of part of your annual subscription. It is the name we give to the annual membership fee required to belong to the Scout Association. It is a mandatory lump sum paid by every group in April. This fee is collected and distributed between District, County and Scout HQ to cover their costs.
WHY DO WE FUND RAISE?
We try to fund raise at 5th Brackley to help subsidise the subs, keeping them low; some groups just rely on subs alone BUT are considerably much, much higher.
Unfortunately due to lack of funds raised through fundraising events the Committee have had to make the decision to increase the subs.
The group is also in the process of opening a new bank account so that subs can be paid directly into it. More info will follow.