Subs / donations

Towcester Scout Group is fortunate in owning a fine, purpose-built scout hall [it's a bit grand to call it a scout hut ! [ed.].  Each evening
during term time the hall is used by a section of the group for its weekly meeting of activities.  Inevitably running the six sections activities, purchasing and maintaining camping and activity equipment, plus the costs of maintaining the hall, which includes cleaning, heating, insurance, lighting, water... costs a fair bit of money.  

Our major source of income comes from subscriptions [subs] which are due at the beginning of each term.  Now that we have successfully introduced online payment of subs, with over 95% choosing this method, we are now making online payments the preferred method of payment.      

We have chosen BT's mydonate for online payments.  Why?  It is, we believe, the most cost effective option, as part of BT's own charitable work they are providing this facility free of charge.  The only cost to the Group is the card issuer's transaction fee.  This makes mydonate cheaper than using JustGiving, ParentPay or PayPal.  In addition, BT mydonate also collects Gift Aid on online payments on our behalf.  For us, this is a big plus as it greatly reduce the amount of admin time taken to claim Gift Aid ourselves. 

Please note: As BT's mydonate facility will be closing down at the end of June this will be the last time that Subs will be collected in this manner.  From the Autumn term it is intended to collect Subs by direct debit through Online Scout manager.
summer term subs
are now payable online

Subs for the Summer term are now due.  Early payment would be greatly appreciated.

Cubs/Scouts     £40 per child per term

Beavers             £35 per child per term

For online payments see the box to the right.  Our preference is for debit card payments as the cost to us is 15p per transaction, as opposed to a credit card which attracts a fee of 1.3%, which on a £40 payment amounts to 52p, ie 246% more!
Visitors to this site who may wish to make an ad hoc financial donation towards the work of the 1st Towcester Scout Group, in promoting adventurous activities for its youth membership, may do so by clicking on the subs/donation button on the right.
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* to pay Subscriptions, 'Subs', please click on the link, or the 'MyDonate' button below

* this will take you to the the Group's MyDonate payments page

* then click on the red 'Donate now' button to begin the payment process

* choose the amount to pay and then continue...
click here to go to Subs page