Paparangi Scout Group offers a tiered pricing system for our scout programme. This allows families to choose the price that works best for them ensuring access to all.

The normal rate has been set to enable us to run the scout program for the year. The cost of ongoing development of leadership, hall upkeep and depreciation are not covered in those costs. Our second tier pricing allows us to invest in the leaders training them to provide a better experience for the scouts. It also provides us with the funds to conduct the necessary maintenance and upkeep of our equipment.

How do I select my price?

Choosing whichever tier works for your family requires no paperwork and in no way influences the experience children receive. Our treasurer will not put this information in reports and the additional on top of our base rate will be lodged as donations. Simply choose the rate that is appropriate for your family. Using tiered pricing will allow us to keep rates affordable for a wider range of family budgets while also taking care of the longer term needs of the Paparangi Scout Group.

For Keas our prices are

Keas Tier One

$355.-
$88.75 per term
This tier covers the minimum cost for running the Keas program for Paparangi Scout Group relying on grants and additional fundraising for staff training and certification, gear upkeep and hall repairs and improvements.

Keas Tier Two

$405.-
$101.25 per term
Reflects the full cost for running the Kea program for Paparangi Scout Group including staff training and certification, gear upkeep and hall repairs and improvements.

For the scouts in Cubs, Scouts or Venturers we have different pricing.

Cubs And Up Tier One

$395.-
$98.75 per term
This tier covers the minimum cost for running Paparangi Scout Group relying on grants and additional fundraising for staff training and certification, gear upkeep and hall repairs and improvements.

Cubs And Up Tier Two

$445.-
$111.25 per term
Reflects the full cost for running Paparangi Scout Group including staff training and certification, gear upkeep and hall repairs and improvements.

How do I pay?

In term 1 you receive an invoice for the year listing the regular Tier 1 prices and the donation specified separately. We prefer you pay for the whole year before the due date. After the due date we will change your invoice to work as monthly payments.

Choose whichever suits you and make an appropriate payment. We will adjust future invoices if any and send these out during the year.

If your child is joining during the year, an invoice will be sent for the amount payable for the balance of the year, which will be in proportion to the remaining months. You may pay this immediately, or commence the monthly payments as described above.

What is this made up from

Paparangi Scout Group, like all other groups, incurs various costs that need to be funded by our families. We receive no other funding apart from grants and fundraising efforts undertaken from time to time.

The first cost incurred is from Scouting New Zealand; which imposes a levy per child that every scout group must collect and on-pay. This levy goes towards the running of the national office and promotion of Scouting in New Zealand.

Secondly, as a group we incur various running costs which must be met. The key costs incurred are Insurance, Power, Phone, Badges, and Maintenance. We collect this through our subs.

If the cost of attending is prohibiting you from joining, please get in touch to discuss. Our generous community has in several occasions resolved this for families.