For more than 110 years, Scouts has supported young people around the world and across NSW to make friends, experience adventures and learn valuable skills that aren't readily available elsewhere.
We help create lasting memories and build self-confidence and, at the same time, help young people become resilient, innovative, adaptable and purposeful. In fact, a study conducted by Resilient Youth Australia in partnership with the University of South Australia found that young people participating in Scouts have an overall better life satisfaction than their peers, and the longer they remain with Scouts, the more resilient they become!
We believe that Scouting remains one of the most valuable investments we can make in young people today so they can become the leaders we will turn to tomorrow.
There are many behind-the-scenes operations in place to ensure we can safely and successfully deliver the Scouting program, and that our members can enjoy Scouting now and into the future. The Scouts NSW State Membership Fee is an annual fee that helps to make this happen by covering the costs of essential services and behind-the-scenes operations at a Region and State level.
In prior years, families would have received their bill for the State Membership Fee as a part of a single invoice from their Scout Group. This invoice would have included both the cost of the State Membership Fee and the cost of local Group fees, charged and managed by the Scout Group to deliver Scouting locally.
From 1 July 2021 there will be a phased rollout of Direct Billing to parents for the State Membership Fee. In 2021, this will involved one invoice in July for Quarter 2, and one in October for Quarters 3 & 4.
This web page aims to provide parents and guardians of youth members with the useful information about this change in the billing process.
The Payment Process
The Payment Gateway
2021 – what is the phased roll out dates?
For the remainder of 2021, direct billing will be phased in through two invoices:
- 15 July – invoice for Quarter 2 fee
- 1 October – invoice for Quarter 3 & 4 fee
2022 – what will be the payment options under the annual process?
From April 2022, parents will receive one annual invoice for their child/s State Membership Fee (and joining fee if applicable). There are a number of ways in which parents can pay these fees:
Payment Option 1: Full Upfront Payment
You will have the option of paying the full amount upfront.
This can be done via a full credit card or debit card payment, or you can pay the full amount by using your child’s Active Kids rebate voucher ($100) and paying the remainder of the fee ($140) using a credit card or debit card.
Payment Option 2: Payment Plan
Payment Option 3: Active Kids Voucher Payment
Keep Your Contact Details Up To Date
You can update your email address directly through Operoo (formerly called CareMonkey).
If your child's Scout Group does not use Operoo, speak with your Group Leader to have your details updated on your child's membership record.