Re: To Dues or Not to Dues
David Ball (Ridcully@KAMI.KEBLE.OX.AC.UK)
Wed, 17 Dec 1997 00:45:11 +0000
Since I have posted several times regarding fundraising in my venture uni=
thought I would just briefly explain how our subs (=3D subscriptions, wha=
everyone else seems to call dues) work.
ATM, we charge =A315.00 per term to each member of the unit, except those=
at university (like me) who pay =A315.00 per year (ie =A35.00 per term). =
used to pay for Capitation  and our weekly Friday evening activities. =
not have a weekly charge as such, but if we are doing something expensive=
often charge a small extra fee (ie =A32.00 - =A35.00). All our Camps are=
All of this is subsidised by money we raise from fundraising. We hold ca=
washes every month which on average raise about =A3100.00, and also an an=
Barn Dance which last year raised =A3600.00. We have also done some othe=
smaller things, like selling raffle tickets where we get half the profit,=
half goes to charity.
The Summer Expedition is usually subsidised most from fundraising (75% pr=
goes towards it) - other camps are usually charged almost in full. Fundr=
also subsidises Friday evening activities and pays for the administrative=
of the unit (photocopying, stationary etc.)
We are fortunate in that the Group does a lot of fundraising itself to pa=
the upkeep of the building and all the equuipment, plus two minibuses (al=
which are shared with the beavers, cubs and scouts).
 Capitation - is this like rechartering in the US? - basically pays fo=
Gilwell Park (HQ of the Scout Association in the UK) and all the professi=
there, insurance, etc.
If anyone has not got the pound symbols displayed correctly, all the figu=
are in pounds sterling.
Nonsuch Venture Scout Unit
Oxford University Scout and Guide Group
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City