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Initially there is the cost of the basic uniform which consists of stone coloured uniform shirt, activity type trousers, and a general purpose polo type shirt. The RRP of this from Scout Shops is around £50. Dark blue “Craghopper” trousers are also virtually indistinguishable from the Scout Shops article, they’re fine for ordinary wear, and can often be found on offer online or in Cotswold, Go Outdoors, etc. (but you didn’t read that here).
See the Equipment Suppliers list in the Useful addresses page of this website for the local official suppliers, particularly the Someries District Scout Shop in Luton which has given us excellent service ever since we started.
Something similar with one of the commercial youth holiday providers would be around 3 times this figure.
If we do a lot of activities the cost might increase to £200, but still a lot cheaper than the commercial equivalent. A weekend event away might be in the order of £60, an evening out locally £5-
We do some fundraising to add to our income from subscriptions and this also helps when we’re looking for grants and other sources of income which often require matched funding.
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We’re always happy to see new members if we’ve got space, so contact one of the leaders if you know them, or email Webmaster@Brocks-
Please don't be put off if you don't know anyone in the Unit, or can’t persuade a friend to come with you. We’ve had several Explorers who walked in “cold”, just having moved to the area for example, and they’ve not looked back. One characteristic that we’ve had from the start in 2002 is that we’re a friendly Unit and if you’re interested in doing the sort of things we do that’s a good starting point.
The other one-
Costs incurred for activities will often be significantly less than a school or commercial company would charge. For example we’ve run our annual camp for several years in various places around the UK, for around the £200 mark all-