The 1st Beaumont Scout Group was established in 1955 and supports Joeys, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers.

To learn more about any of the sections in the 1st Beaumont Scout Group please click on one of the menu links.

 

Beaumont Scout Hall 01

 

The Group Leader is Di Hulse, who has been involved with the 1st Beaumont Scout Group since she volenteered to help with her son's Cub Pack in 1981. In 2000 she was awarded the Silver Arrowhead for Service to Scouting and in 2010 she was awarded the Life Time Services award for her services to Scouting. 

General Information

These notes are a general introduction to the funding and administration arrangements used to keep the Beaumont Scout Group running as effectively as it does. If you have any specific questions, you should refer to the contacts details provided below.

 

Fees and Charges

Registration - This is an annual fee levied by the Association against all members and Leaders in the organization. This payment ensures that children and Leaders are protected under the Association’s duty of care and insurance arrangements.

Membership Fees – Your membership fees are managed by the Group’s Parent Committee under advice from our Section Leaders and our Group Leader.   These funds are used within the Group for :

 

  • Hall Maintenance & Development
  • Minor Activity Costs
  • Utilities
  • Books and Badges
  • Equipment Repairs & Replacements
  • Leader Training

 

Activity Costs – For some activities, a fee is charged to those who attend, e.g. camp food & transport.   Full payment should be given to the organising Leader with the consent form – or as instructed.

Donations - Voluntary donations to the Scout Association are tax deductible.   All funds donated to the Beaumont Group are used to the benefit of Beaumont Group members.   If you wish to make a donation, envelopes are available in the hall. A receipt will be provided. ( Note : Membership fees are not tax deductible ).

Fund Raising – Revenue from fundraising events may be used for general Group expenses, or may be reserved for a specific purpose (e.g. Jamboree).   The Scout Association does not receive any part of the funds raised by the Group.   If you have any fundraising ideas or would like to assist, please speak to your section Leader.

 

Administration

 

  • All Leaders are volunteers – no-one is paid to be a Scout Leader.   The group pays for Leader’s uniforms, training and registration. Leaders fund their own personal equipment. We are fortunate to have a group of very dedicated leaders and any support you can give them will be most welcome.
  • Scout Association administration and management costs do not come from your membership fees.   The Association generates its own funds through independent business activities and sponsorship.
  • The Beaumont Group Parent Committee is run by volunteer parents to manage the group’s facilities, organize fundraising, administer group finances and provide any other support for the leaders. The committee believes our fees represent excellent value for money.   If you have any questions about group administration, you are welcome to attend a meeting or write to the Group Leader.
  • We are fortunate to have a strong and active group but this relies on support from family and friends.   Ways you can help improve scouting at Beaumont and keep costs down are … help with fund-raising … working bees … donations of supplies … trade contacts … transporting children … join the parents committee.   If you have any ideas for us, please speak to a Leader or contact a committee member.
  • Rather than contribute their time or skills, some families choose to make a tax deductible donation – see notes above.

Contacts

Andrew McCauley  

Lucy East

Di Hulse

Chairman

Treasurer

Group Leader

(m) : 0425 400 079

(m) : 0414 541 257

(h) : 8331 3312

 

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What to Pay

Membership Fees

1st Child (per Term)

2nd Child (per Term)

3+ Child (per Term)

Registration (per Annum)

Current

$70

$65

$65

$53


Scouts - Scout Handbooks are $35. These are optional but highly recommended. Ask the Scout Leader.
Joeys - Joey T-Shirts (Uniform) are $10. We expect all Joeys to have one, please pay the Joey Leader with the initial registration fee and form.

How to Pay Fees

Internet Bank Transfer (preferred method)

BSB: 105-148
Account: 554 062 340
Transaction Reference: [Family Name - Given Name]

At the Hall

Seal payment in the billing envelope and place in the green box in the Leaders den. Spare envelopes are available.

Post

1st Beaumont Scout Group
PO Box 1815
BURNSIDE SA 50656

 

* Cheques are payable to 1st Beaumont Scout Group

Important Notes

  • New members may attend 3 meetings without obligation. After this, you must submit a Registration form and the initial $53 Registration fee.
  • You will receive a bill for all monies owing up to the end of each term. If your child started during the term, fees will be reduced on a pro-rata basis.
  • We are unable to provide discounts or refunds on the Registration component of the fees ($53 per year).
  • If you pay at the hall, please make sure that payments of any kind are sealed in an envelope and clearly marked with your childs name and the purpose of the payment.
  • If you are unable to pay by the due date, please contact the Treasurer to discuss payment your payment schedule or place a note in the green letter box in the Leaders den.
  • If you wish to query the amount charged, please contact the Treasurer to discuss the payment or place a note in the green letter box in the Leaders den.

 

Contacts

Chairman

Andrew McCauley (m) : 0425 400 079

Treasurer

Robin Labrooy (e) : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Membership Officer

Lucy East (m) : 0414 541 257

Group Leader

Di Hulse (h) : 8331 3312,  (e) : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Beaumont is a suburb of Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia, which has a population of about 1 million people. Adelaide enjoys a mediterranean type climate and stands about 16km from the sheltered waters of the St Vincent Gulf. Beaumont is only 5km from the city centre.

After the Second World War many young families were building houses in the eastern suburbs. The long established Scout Group at Linden Park was unable to cope with the demand for scouting in the area, and so in 1955 a new Group was formed at Beaumont.  The first Group Scoutmaster was Mr Len Peake.

At first, Beaumont Scouts wore the scarf common to many Groups in the State - green with a State badge featuring the Piping Shrike (magpie) at the peak.

Centenary Badege

To celebrate the group's Silver anniversary in 1980 a new scarf was adopted. This was black, the colour for all groups south of the River Torrens, with two coloured bands around the edge. The outer band was green, the colour of our Scouting District - Burnside. The inner band of gold was our Group colour. The scarf has the group badge on the peak.

In 1991 Burnside District amalgamated with Campbelltown District to form Eastern Districts, and the colour of the outer band on our scarf changed to silver grey, the new District colour.