How to Join

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 and H1 Health Statement is complete and given to your Leader. Your leader will then discuss becoming invested and a $30 fee for investment will be made (includes Bibra Lake scarf, first woggle and required uniform badges). You will then need to purchase a uniform, pay the registration fees and be invested.

Bibra Lake Scout Group Welcome Pack

Y1 – Youth Member Application 20170803es

H1 – Health Statement 20170628 fillableES

Step Two – What Does It Cost?

There are two parts to the annual fee:

  1. Bibra Lake Scout Group – Group Membership Fees 

Group Fees: Fees are per the below table and will be billed directly by Group Treasurer once your child is invested. This covers rent, group equipment purchases and replacement, equipment insurance, and consumables such as section badges, gas, globes, ropes and everything else. There is also an initial cost of $30 to cover your child’s scarf, and investiture badges and handbook (cubs and scouts).

Group Fees

Per Term

First Child

$100

Second Child

$80

Each Subsequent Child

$60

Camps, branch activities and some other specially arranged activities are not covered by these costs and will be advised by the leader of the section on the Y3 activity form of any costs for each activity. Payment details are included with the invoice. We try to keep group membership fees at a minimum.

2. Scouts WA – Membership Fee

Branch Fees: Scouts WA (branch) fees are per the below table and will be billed directly by Branch once your child is invested. This fee is for the first child in a family, and sibling discounts apply. The bulk of this fee is used by Branch to cover personal insurance of members, as well as Branch admin. You will receive an email from them with the invoice attached.

Branch Fees

Annual Fee

First Child

$184

Second Child

$147

Third Child

$120

Each Subsequent Child

$92

Kidsport WA It was previously possible to use Kidsport Grant for Scout Membership fees, run by the Department of Sport and Recreation. Visit their KidSport website to find out more.   Please note that the State Government has decided to cease Kidsport Grants for Scout Memberships. Please see Scouts WA or KidSport website for more information about this. 

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 or polo shirt with various coloured sleeves for each section. Joeys are brown, Cubs are yellow, Scouts are green, Venturers are maroon and Rovers are red. The shirt is worn with dark navy blue pants or shorts. It is not necessary to buy specific uniform pants, any suitable pants will do (often pants from Big W or Best and Less are much cheaper). The uniform top costs less than $45 and will be supplied with the new logo (released 2019).

The cost of the investiture is $30 and is payable following the trial and once the uniform has been purchased and the investiture date has been chosen. This charge is for the Bibra Lake scarf, the first scarf woggle (first one is included and others are made or purchased from scout shop) and initial badges for the uniform.

Scout uniform hats are encouraged but optional. Your child must wear enclosed black shoes and socks to every meeting.

Second hand uniforms may be available, just ask one of our leaders or P&F Committee.