France 2015: Money

Alpine boots piled up
The lowest possible cost

With a budget of over £40,000, getting our budget to balance is a really important task. 

The real cost of a place on the adventure is over £430, but scouts pay just £395, this is because our trip to France is supported by our local fundraising efforts as well as from the generosity of local organisations.
In addition, our volunteer adult leaders pay the same fees that young people pay, keeping the cost down. 


Raising Funds

Over half of the scouts who went abroad last year raised over £100 off their fees. We provide some optional events which allow scouts to fund-raise. In addition, there are a limited number of grants available from the scout association to support those in the greatest need and to match fundraising efforts.


Scouts could expect to fundraise:



If you feel you may be eligible to receive some grant funding to match funds you've already raised, then please contact Jonathan in confidence for an initial discussion.

When to pay

£395 in total, paid over 6 months. You could expect to fund raise at least £150 towards this cost.

1st Deposit    £80.00  30th November 2014
2nd Deposit   £80.00  31st January 2015
3rd Deposit    £80.00  28th February 2015
4th Deposit    £80.00  31st March 2015
5th Deposit    £75.00  30th April 2015

Please note that deposits/payments are not returnable and represent your commitment to go.

Making Payments

We prefer payments by BACS to
  • Sort Code: 40-52-40
  • Acc No: 00016273
Email abroad@hls-scouts.org.uk to confirm payments have been made.

Cheques should be made payable to 'HLS Scouts International' and posted to the address on the original flyer.

Please do not send payments via local Scout Leaders.



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