How to pay your Pfadfinder fees
Pfadfinder Scouts pay their fees by the year or by the term. There are 4 terms each year.
Annual fees are due on joining, or term fees are due in the last week of the previous term.
Your prompt payment is greatly appreciated, as it means less hassling you and less time for overworked volunteers chasing up overdue payments.
The fees per term for 2017 are:
$85 per term, if you pay by the term.
$255 for the year, if you pay all at once at the beginning of Term 1, for Terms 1 to 4.
$200 for Terms 2, 3 and 4, if you pay it all at once at the beginning of Term 2.
We're going to miss some sessions. Can we pay less?
See the Spielwelt Partial Payment policy to find out. Talk to us first to let us know, and clear it with us.
Fees are payable by cheque, internet banking or direct deposit to:
Account Name: German Australian Pfadfinder Scout Group
Reference: *PFADx xchild's surname* Where x is the number of the year or term. For example Ref: "PFAD2016 Dodt" would be a payment for Leon Dodt for that whole year. *PFAD2 Michl* would be a payment for Term 2 for Felix Michl. "PFAD234 Schmidt" would be a payment for Elise Schmidt for Terms 2, 3, and 4.
If you make a teller-assisted deposit, please let me know by email, otherwise we can't tell whose payment it is. If the teller will allow a numerical reference, try using your child's date of birth, which will help us identify your payment.
If you intend to write a cheque or bring cash, let us know in advance. These can be deposited in our safe.
If you have not paid your fees, you won't be able to leave your child at the Scouts without a parent/guardian.
The Pfadfinder Boomerang Scholarship
From time to time, Pfadfinder may offer funding assistance to scouts or leaders, in order to allow them to attend a major scouting event which they would otherwise not be able to attend. In order to qualify for the funding, scouts or leaders must have been in the scout movement (preferably in Pfadfinder) for one year or more; attended weekly meetings and camps regularly; have contributed clearly and concretely in a positive way to the organisation; and be likely to continue to do so upon their return. In addition, they must be actively raising funds themselves for the event, as the funding assistance will not constitute the full amount of the fee.
The funding assistance is known as the Boomerang fund as it will allow scouts or leaders to be sent forth as an Australian identity and return to the group with new knowledge and experiences to share. It is hoped that, following their return, the recipients of a Boomerang scholarship would also contribute to topping the scholarship fund up again, ready for the next recipient. This could be completed over a number of years, and could be a financial contribution, in-kind contributions, or effort could be put in to organise a fundraising event(s) to do this. The amount does not need to match the amount given under the scholarship, but recipients can judge for themselves a suitable amount.
The funding available in the Boomerang scholarship started at $1380, donated by Pfadfinder Scout Group. The amount of funding in future years is dependent on whatever is raised or contributed by former recipients and any additional amount deemed suitable by the Spielwelt/Pfadfinder committee.