Parent Information

Attendance

Each Section meets one night per week during Queensland State School terms. The Sections do not meet during school holidays.
Individual Section Leaders may modify these times based on factors including public holidays.

  • Term 1 2020 - Tuesday 28 January to Friday 03 April (10 weeks)
  • Term 2 2020 - Monday 20 April to Friday 26 June (10 weeks)
  • Term 3 2020 - Monday 13 July to Friday 18 September (10 weeks)
  • Term 4 2020 - Tuesday 06 October to Friday 11 December (10 weeks)


Contact Details

New Members: The contact details as provided on the Youth Member Registration Form will be uploaded to the Scout Membership System (SMS) by our Assistant Group Leader (AGL).
These details are also used for Operoo and our Group's accounting software program Xero.
Existing Members: Parents and/or guardians are requested to notify our AGL should there be a change in any contact details.
Non-Returning Members: Parents and/or guardians of members who are not returning to Scouting are requested to email our AGL, advising of this decision.
Our Group appreciates that members may wish to pursue other activities!

To email our Assistant Group Leader with updated details, please click here: agl@labrador.scoutsqld.com.au



COVID-19

Scouts Queensland has returned to face-to-face meetings!
Our Group has updated procedures in place for social distancing, sanitising, and general Den cleaning,
whilst allowing for a maximum of 100 persons in attendance at any event or activity.


FairPlay Vouchers

Round 3 is NOW OPEN (from 06 July 2020).
Applications close 07 October 2020. All vouchers must be redeemed before 11 November 2020.

FairPlay

With over $1.7 million of vouchers available, this investment will help get local kids active and involved in outdoor activities.
These vouchers support young Queenslanders who might otherwise miss out to get active with their friends through sport and active recreation.
It also helps our community’s clubs to grow in strength and numbers.
If you have a Centrelink health care card, a pensioner card, or have a combined annual family income less than $55,000, you could be eligible for a $150 voucher to help cover the costs of your kid's active recreation fees.

Further information is available here: www.qld.gov.au/fairplayvouchers



Fees

All Youth Members are required to contribute to their Scouting experience through the payment of two seperate fees (marked with the ).
UPDATE 31 March 2020 - One-off COVID-19 Fee Relief.

Annual Association Registration: Scouts Queensland require each youth member, young adult, leader and adult supporter to be registered, and place a membership fee (also known as a registration fee) per person covering one year.
Membership renewal fees and new Member fees include all World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM) membership fees, Scouts Australia affiliation fees, Scouts Australia eLearning, New Youth Program levy and expected digital support system levy, CareMonkey license fee, Event Management System access, Branch Office functions including SMS maintenance and access, membership system, operational staff, complaint management, facility management, finance brand & sponsorship, IT, grant support, legal support and program support.
For Rover Scouts ONLY, the Queensland Branch Rover Council $13.50 levy.

Renewal Fees (For existing Members - 01 April 2020 to 31 March 2021) - Current as at 31 March 2020:

All Youth Members: $43.75 (due April 2020) and $75.00 (due October 2020)

Please note: The family concession as previously offered by Scouts Queensland has been removed.

Members will be issued an invoice for this fee within Term 1 of each year. Our account details are contained within this invoice.
Our preferred method of payment is via electronic funds transfer.

Enrolment Fees (For new Members) - Current as at 31 March 2020:

New Youth Members will be required to pay an Enrolment Fee, consisting of a joining and membership fee.
PLEASE NOTE: The Enrolment Fee is paid ONCE, as per the month of joining.
A Youth Member who withdraws from the Movement within six (6) weeks of enrolling is eligible for a refund.
The application for a refund must be made in writing to the Branch Support Office within one (1) month of the Youth Member leaving.

July 2020
$176.00

August 2020
$170.00

September 2020
$164.00

October 2020
$153.00

November 2020
$145.00

December 2020
$135.00

January 2021
$79.00

February 2021
$79.00

March 20121
$79.00

The preferred method of payment for enrolment fees (new members) is via electronic funds transfer or credit card, directly to Scouts Queensland.
Please see Part G (page 4) of the Youth Member Registration form for further information and options.

Group Fees - Current as at 01 July 2020 (Paid regardless of whether the youth member or young adult attends every meeting night or not):

$75.00 per Term

These fees are used for each Section to purchase provisions and consumables, and for Group related expenses including local Council rates, electricity and water, leader training, registration, insurances, and equipment maintenance & purchases. Group fees are set at the Annual Report Presentation.

Our Group Treasurer will issue invoices for term fees at the start of each term. Our account details are provided on each invoice.
Prompt payment is appreciated. Our preferred method of payment is via electronic funds transfer.

Any parent and/or guardian experiencing financial hardship is to contact our Assistant Group Leader: agl@labrador.scoutsqld.com.au.
All correspondence will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

Please note that certain activities conducted away from the Den, for example camps or outings, may attract further costs.
These costs will be detailed to parents and/or guardians prior to each activity.



Forms - Adobe Fill and Sign

Adobe Fill and Sign

Do you know that a number of our forms can be completed electronically, even from your phone or tablet?
Why print, sign and scan, when you can save paper!
Parents and / or guardians are encouraged to install the Adobe Fill and Sign application on their phone or tablet, or access this program using a computer.
The app is available from the App Store and Google Play. It is recommended that an account is created, to save time into the future!


Fundraising

Labrador Scout Group conducts regular fundraising activities. Fundraising assists our Group to maintain a low fee structure!
Emails will be sent seeking volunteers when required.
Our Fundraising Policy is avalable from here: Group Fundraising Policy (PDF 171KB - last updated 11 July 2020).



Group Polo Shirts

Our new Group Polo Shirts are ready for ordering! For wearing at Scouting Activities, Camps and Fundraising events.

Feautring 100% BIZ COOL™ Polyester Sports Interlock, 155 GSM, UPF rating – Excellent, Grid mesh underarm panels for breathability, Unique sleeve print feature. Contrast panels and piping, Knitted collar with contrast placket. Loose pocket included.

Each shirt will cost either $36.00 (front embroidery only) or $44.00 for Front and Printed Back.
Please consult the attached Group Shirts Flyer for further information, including sizing chart.

To order, please click here!

Please note that these shirts are not compulsory. The Group will not be holding any shirts in stock; however, shirts can be ordered as required.

  • Labrador Polo Shirt Front
  • Labrador Polo Shirt Rear


Operoo

Operoo

Scouts QLD approved the roll out of CareMonkey (now called Operoo) for all Scout Groups in QLD in March 2019.
The implementation of Operoo is a sub project of the Group Management Software Project (GMS), and it will introduce online forms for families that will support the local management of medical details and permissions. Groups will now be able to manage Scout activities and the permissions to attend through an online, electronic process. This will eliminate the need for paper C4 forms for these activities.
UPDATE August 2020: The roll-out has commenced to our Group. An email has been sent to all parents and/or guardians with further details.


Parent Handbook

Our Group provides a Parent & Carer Information book, which contains valuable Scouting and Group contact information.

If printing, please note that this resource is 13 pages in length.
Current update: 28 July 2020

This book is available for download: Parent & Carer Information (PDF 10.1 MB)

Scouts Queensland have also produced a Parent Info Pack! (PDF 1.2 MB)



Personal Safety

Scouts Queensland imposes a strict policy in dealing with bullying and personal safety. Labrador Scout Group firmly supports this policy, and will not tolerate bullying, abusive or disruptive behaviour in any form. For the benefit of the majority, youth members or young adults engaging in this type of behaviour will be removed from the Group.

In the event of this behaviour being identified, parents and/or guardians will be requested to remove their youth member regardless of location.
This may include when the youth member is camping, or participating in an activity away from our Den.

Scouts Queensland: Personal Safety Policy

Scouts Queensland: Child Protection Policy and Procedures



Privacy

Scouts Queensland respects the privacy of its members and places great importance on the personal information it may hold. This policy also extends to all forms of media, social media and web-based information sources. Parents and/or guardians of youth members are required to provide written permission before any image is used (contained within Part E8 of the Youth Member Registration Form), with images only used to promote Scouting and the Labrador Scout Group.

Labrador Scout Group respects that some parents and/or guardians may not provide authorisation for their youth member's image to be used.
Any concerns in this regard are to be raised with our Assistant Group Leader. All correspondence will be treated in the strictest of confidence.



Uniforms

Youth members, young adults and Leaders are required to attend in full uniform, which includes section specific shirt, scarf, woggle and enclosed shoes (unless otherwise advised for individual meetings). Uniform requirements are available from the Scouts Queensland website.

FROM 01 APRIL 2020: Parents and/or guardians are to note the New Badge Placement Diagram.

Former Badge Placement Diagrams are as per below:

Please note the specific badge placement diagram for the Scout left sleeve: Scout Left Sleeve

Parents and/or guardians are required to purchase a uniform shirt prior to their youth member being invested.

All uniform items are available from The Scout Shop. Parents and/or guardians can purchase these items without the requirement to log-in or create an account.

Shirt badges, scarf and woggle are provided from Group funds upon investiture. Please note that Record Books are being replaced with the Scouts | Terrain app.
Parents and/or guardians will be required to replace any of these items at their own expense if lost or damaged.


Scout Section Shirt


From Scouts Queensland: The style of clothing to be worn below the waist should be tailored slacks or skirt; however, the colour requirement is that these garments for all official occasions and functions should be sandstone.

These occasions are defined as: Awards Ceremonies e.g. Queen Scout's, BP Awards, Leader Awards etc.; Government House; ANZAC Day; Any public event; Jamborees, Moots, Ventures etc.; Interstate and overseas travel; Youth Forums and National Youth Council.

Navy blue, grey slacks, knee length shorts or skirts may be worn for Group meetings.
Neat, practical footwear is to be worn. Individual choice of black or brown shoes; boots or joggers.

All Members should dress appropriately for the type of activity in which they are participating.

Labrador Scout Group

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