1st Thaxted-Carver Scout Group is 100% run by volunteers, the Group receives no external funding. Although all adults involved give their time freely, there are costs involved in running a Scout Group. Annually the Group pays a subscription to the Scout Association which covers all necessary insurances for both the young people and the adults to participate and run scouting events (including the regular scouting evening sessions), in addition, there are the costs of badges and the cost of equipment/consumables needed for the evening sessions.
Camps and other activities have a cost, payable by the participants, which covers the actual activity/camp but the larger items such as tents and cooking equipment are supplied and maintained from group funds.
These costs are met in a variety of ways. Each child member of 1st Thaxted-Carver Scout Group pays subscription fees (subs), currently, these are £30 termly (three terms a year). Finally, we have fundraising events/Grants.
1st Thaxted Carver Scout Group is currently raising funds to buy its very own minibus to transport all our Young People to events all over the UK. But we need your help….. We are well on our way to our target applying to lots of charities and grant givers as well as completing our own fundraising events. If you or anyone you know may be able to help us hit our target please contact us.
Here is a link to our crowdfunding page if you think you may be able to help out!