District Christmas Party (2016) / How much does Brownies cost?


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.


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 £16, of which we ask for £10. 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.

Gift Aid

If you pay income tax we can claim 28p for every £1 you give in subs or donations. All you have to do is sign the Gift Aid form attached to the ‘Starting Brownies’ leaflet. Again, this money is used for equipment for the Pack.

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