Brownie Packs charge ‘subs’ to cover costs like equipment and the hire of our meeting place.
Subs are paid termly, on the first week of the term, and the cost is £25 per term.
New Brownies do not pay for their first night. We then work out the appropriate amount to pay for the first term for a new Brownie based on their start date.
Each year, in February, Girlguiding UK conducts a census, when we count the number of members we have in the UK. At the same time, we collect an annual subscription, which must be paid by all members of our organisation.
The census includes all girls in the unit who have attended more than one meeting, and who are attending when the count is taken.
The amount charged for Census changes each year but is around £18. We send out a letter each February requesting for payment.
The money collected from the census benefits Girlguiding UK at both local and national level. It covers necessary running costs and ensures that we meet the needs of our girls at all times. It also finances:
- the development of resources for girls and adults
- insurance for all girls and adults for guiding activities, including our unit meetings
- training for our adult Leaders and other volunteers
- the provision of a support structure for our adult Leaders
- Other Events
For other events, like Pack Holidays or days out, we usually request an extra charge.
If you pay income tax we can claim 28p for every £1 you give in subs or donations. This is a real help to our Brownie pack and we ask that you sign the declaration if possible. The Gift Aid form is attached to the ‘Starting Brownies’ leaflet which you will be given when your daughter first starts Brownies.
Girl Guiding is a voluntary organisation. Our Brownie pack is run by volunteers.