FAQ

Here is a list of frequently asked questions with responses

Who are the main contacts ?

Section Leaders

Click on Leader Profiles for more detail about leaders

Cub Leaders
Caroline Owens: 0402 606 176 or owens47@optusnet.com.au
Oliver Descoeudres: 0401 772 759 or odescoeudres@gmail.com

Scout Leaders
Glenn Brown: 0411 438 833 or gb0099.9@gmail.com
Phil Kwok: philip_kwok@optusnet.com.au
Connor Holmes: 0401 717 848 or the.ecophysiologist@gmail.com

Venturer Leaders
Nicole Bartels: 0429 790 608 or nebartels@gmail.com
Ian Partis: 0401 044 669 or ian_partis@optusnet.com.au

Rover Crew Leader
David Richards: dnrichards62@gmail.com

Group Leader
Chris Stanley: 0418 246 302 or chris.stanley8@icloud.com

For information about membership and activities, please contact the section leaders. Contact the group leader as a second point of contact if you have any concerns or suggestions.

Group Committee

The Group Committee is responsible for managing the group’s finances, looking after the hall and equipment, and organising fundraising and social events.

Chair
Faye Woodward: 0412 436121 or faye@linchpinenvironmental.com.au

Treasurer
Dovile Fraser: 0413 610 939 or dovilefraser@hotmail.com

Website enquiries
admin@gordonscouts.com.au

What are the ages and times for each section
Cubs – age 7 ½ to 11, Mondays from 6.30pm to 8.00pm
Scouts – age 10 ½ to 15, Fridays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Venturers – age 14 ½ to 18, Wednesdays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Rovers – age 18 to 25, Tuesdays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Note: Most sections typically operate to coincide with NSW Public School terms.

Other Scout Resources
Where can I buy uniforms?
Uniform items, other than the scarf, can be purchased by ordering online at: here

The Group has sample size shirts for youth to try on if you need to determine the correct size. You do not need to buy badges – these will be provided at investiture.

What are the costs of membership, and how do I pay fees?
The Annual Fees for 2017 for Cubs, Scouts and Venturers are $400 for the first child in a family, $300 for the second child and $250 for additional children in the same family.

Scouts NSW is an eligible provider of the Active Kids rebate. From 31 January 2018, parents and carers of school-aged children in Scouts can receive a $100 voucher to go towards covering membership fees for the calendar year. One voucher will be available for every child in the family annually over the next four years. More information can be found at the Scouts NSW page here.

A large proportion of fees go to the Scout Association to cover organisation costs and member insurance. The remainder is used by the Group to fund hall insurance and maintenance, power and water bills, purchase of equipment for weekly activities and camps, badges etc.

Invoices are sent out to all families in March for payment of annual fees – charged in advance from April to March the following year. Non-payment of fees may result in suspension from activities as your child is not covered under Scout Association’s insurance policies.

If you are having difficulties paying fees on time, please contact the Group Leader to discuss your situation and potential options. As a community group we do not want any child to miss out scouting for financial reasons.

You can find out more, and payment details, here.

Where do I put badges on my uniform?

You can also ask your leader if you need any clarification

Can I hire the scout hall ?
Yes please see here