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 standard rate has been set to enable us to run the Scout program each year. The cost of ongoing development of our Leaders, Hall upkeep and depreciation are not covered in those costs. Our additional rate pricing allows us to invest in our wonderful Leaders – training and upskilling them to provide a better experience for our Youth. 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 rate works for your family in no way influences the experience children receive. Our Treasurer will not put this information in reports and the additional payment above our standard rate will be lodged as donations. Simply choose the rate that is appropriate for your family. Using tiered pricing will allow us to keep fees affordable for a wider range of family budgets whilst also taking care of the longer term needs of the Paparangi Scout Group.

For Keas our prices are:

Keas Standard Rate

$91.25 per term (or $365 per annum)
Reflects the minimum cost for running the Keas program for Paparangi Scout Group, relying on grants and additional fundraising for Leader training and certification, equipment upkeep, and hall repairs and improvements.

Keas Additional Rate

$103.75 per term (or $415 per annum)
Reflects the full cost for running the Keas program for Paparangi Scout Group, including Leader training and certification, equipment upkeep, and hall repairs and improvements.

For the Youth in Cubs, Scouts or Venturers we have different pricing:

Cubs, Scouts & Venturers
Standard Rate

$101.25 per term
(or $405 per annum)
Reflects the minimum cost for running Paparangi Scout Group, relying on grants and additional fundraising for Leader training and certification, equipment upkeep and hall repairs and improvements.

Cubs, Scouts & Venturers
Additional Rate

$113.75 per term
(or $455 per annum)
Reflects the full cost for running Paparangi Scout Group including Leader training and certification, equipment upkeep and hall repairs and improvements.

How do I pay?

After you have decided to join our Group, you will receive an invoice for the term stating the standard rate, with the donation (additional rate) specified separately. We encourage payment for the term before the due date as this assists us with our running costs.

If your child is joining during the term, a pro-rata invoice will be sent for the amount payable for the balance of the term. Invoices are sent out on the 10th of February, 10th of May, 10th of August and 10th of November.

Choose the rate that suits you and make the relevant payment as per the instructions on the invoice.

What is this made of?

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 by us from time to time.

The first cost incurred is from Scouts Aotearoa; who impose a levy per child that every Scout group must collect and 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 include operational expenses such as insurance, power, phone, badges, and hall maintenance. We collect this through our fees.

If the cost of attending is prohibiting you from joining, please do get in touch with us for a confidential discussion. Our generous Scouting community has resolved this for families on several occasions.