Joeys Ages: 6 - 7½ Meet: Thursday 4:15 - 5:15
Cubs Ages: 7½ - 10½ Meet: Thursday 6:15 - 7:45
Scouts Ages: 10½ - 14½ Meet: Wednesday 6:30 - 8:30
Step One - The First Visits
We encourage your child and yourself to visit 3-4 times to ensure you really wish to join our group. This allows your child time to see that they enjoy being with the section and being a member. Your child can join in most events, even if they are new, as long as the Y1 Youth Member Application form is complete and given to your Leader. You will then need to purchase a uniform, pay the registration fees and be invested.
Step Two - What Does It Cost?
There are two parts to the annual fees.
- Bullcreek Leeming Scout Group - Group Membership Fees Bullcreek Leeming Scout Group will invoice you an amount according to the attached schedule. It depends on when you join and how many family members are joining. Group Membership Fees are used by leaders to provide materials at weekly meetings, equipment purchases, Leader training, hall maintenance, rates and utilities. These fees cover all most in hall activities, extra money would be needed for camps and events run by others. Payment details are included with the invoice and fall due around April each year.
- Scouts WA – Membership Fee Scouts WA will invoice you their component, currently $181 (2018) separately. Scouts WA fees cover insurance when on Scouting activities plus an amount towards administration. This invoice is created when you have decided to join and your Y1 Youth Member Application form has been processed and is sent by email. Payment is made directly to Scouts WA and due at the same time each year.
Kidsport WA It is also possible that you may qualify for a Kidsport Grant, run by the Department of Sport and Recreation. Visit their KidSport website to find out more and speak to us when you wish to apply.
Step Three - The Uniform.
Once your child has decided to join a uniform is required. The uniform is available from the Scout Shop, 133 Scarborough Beach Rd, Mount Hawthorn. Opening hours are Tuesday 10am – 2pm, Thursday 11am – 3pm and Saturday 9am – 12 noon, phone 6240 7720. The Scout Shop is also available online. Click here
The uniform is a button-up shirt with various coloured sleeves for each section. Joeys have tan sleeves; Cubs, yellow sleeves; Scouts, green; and Venturers, maroon sleeves. The shirt is worn with dark blue/black pants or shorts. It is not necessary to buy specific uniform pants, any suitable clothing will do. The uniform top costs less than $45. You also need to buy a woggle. Scout uniform hats are encouraged but optional. Your child must wear closed in shoes to every meeting. Some second hand uniforms are available, just ask.
Step Four - Registration and Investiture
Once the uniform is purchased and Group Membership Fees paid, a date will be set for investiture. The new member will need to know the Law and Promise and their meanings. Families are encouraged to attend investiture as it is a special occasion. Upon investiture you receive our Group’s scarf, badges, a record book and a Group t-shirt. The Group t-shirt allows your child to get messy and is handy when District events are on as they are easy to recognise. Then Scouts WA invoice should arrive and be paid.
You can download our informative booklet from the documents page.
Parent Helpers, Committee Members and Leaders.
Our group requires volunteers to function. All leaders’ positions are voluntary, as is every position within the group. We ask that you place your name on the Parent Helpers Roster at least once a term. It helps the leaders deliver a better program and allows you to be with your child. Who knows you may even enjoy it so much that you decide to become a leader!
We also have a Parent Committee who work at assisting the leaders and parents are encouraged to join. It is a chance for you to represent your child’s section and have a say on where money is spent. The Parent Committee meets once a term. Ask your section leader for more information.
All leaders in our Group began as parents like you. We care not only about the young people under our guidance, but also about our community. Our Leaders are actively involved in planning and implementing projects to help our local community, and in expanding the community awareness of the young people in our group. We welcome all to come and join us as Leaders at Bullcreek Leeming.
Several fundraising events are held throughout the year. Fundraising allows the Group to reduce fees whilst maintaining all our equipment and facilities.
Meeting times and Contact details
Joeys, aged 6 - 7½, meet on Thursdays 4:15 - 5:15pm firstname.lastname@example.org
Cubs, aged 7½ - 10½, meet on Thursdays from 6:15 to 7:45pm. email@example.com
Scouts, aged 10½ - 14½, meet on Wednesdays 6:30 to 8:30pm. firstname.lastname@example.org
Group Leader (all other enquiries)
Simon Griffiths (Baggy), email@example.com