Our group charges an annual Registration fee due upon signing up, as well as an annual Activity Fee due in October and per-event Camp Fees.
The Registration Fee, charged annually, covers a Participant's registration with Scouts Canada for the year running from September 1st to August 31st. A $50 portion of the fee stays with the Group, the rest goes to our Council and National organization to cover their Administration as well as group insurance policies to cover liability for your youth. The Group portion of the Registration Fee helps to cover rental of our meeting facility. This fee is collected when you register your youth. The current registration fees are available on our Registration Information page.
The 2019-2020 Registration Fee is $280 including Group portion.
The Activity Fee, charged annually, pays for admission to various field trips and activities that your youth may participate in. Examples are: swimming night at Southland Leisure Centre, Roller Skating Night, Corn Maze visit, archery. This simplifies organizing these events as individual admissions do not need to be collected for each event. For events where family are also invited, family members will typically pay their own admission and the youth admission will be covered by the Activity Fee. This fee is collected at the end of October.
The 2019-2020 Activity Fee is $50.
Camp Fees are charged for each scheduled camp that your youth attends. Fees collected reflect the cost associated with renting the facility as well as covering meals during the camp. These fees are collected prior to the date of the camp. These fees are typically in the $25-$50 range for a weekend camp. Sleepovers at places like the Calgary Zoo or Royal Tyrrell Museum may have higher fees because of the cost associated with education programming that is delivered by the facilities during the visit.
All Scouting sections collect dues at each meeting, the amount will vary by age group, ranging from $0.25 per meeting for Beavers to $10/month for Venturers. Having the youth bring weekly dues helps to teach responsibility.
A large amount of the funding that is required to operate our group is raised through fundraising. Our major fundraisers for the 264th Group are Scout Popcorn and Bottle Drives. Your participation in our fundraisers helps to raise as much as possible to continue running our programs.
Our 2018-2019 Popcorn fundraising goal was $400 per youth.
Youth wear uniforms to meetings and Scouting activities. Uniforms can be purchased at the Scout Shop, and cost in the $40 range depending on section.
You will need:
- Beavers: hat and vest and Pond Map
- Cubs: long sleeve knit polo and Jungle Map
- Scouts: Scout shirt
- Venturers: Venturer Scout shirt
The 264 Group will provide neckerchiefs, neckerchief slides (woggles), and activity shirts. We do not require uniform pants.