Established in 1985, the Victorian Scout Foundation raises funds to support the work and long term goals of Scouts Victoria.
Income from youth member fees alone cannot provide the financial basis for development, and so Scouts Victoria relies on the work of the Foundation to support its aims and help bring our long-term goals to fruition. Its purpose is to raise money to assist with the development of new and existing Scout Groups, the training of Scout Leaders and much more.
The Victorian Scout Foundation is a capital fund, preserving donations in perpetuity, only distributing earnings to support the work of Scouts Victoria. Therefore membership to the Foundation can make a permanent contribution to the future of Victoria’s youth.
Foundation Membership Levels
The Foundation offers various giving levels for membership as follows:
Donations can be made through a five-year pledge.
For example, a member could become a Fellow by committing $10,000 over five years in five payments of $2,000 per annum.
You can build a better world by leaving a gift in your Will to the Victorian Scout Foundation.
Over the past 34 years the Victorian Scout Foundation has granted more than $7 million to help new and existing Scout Groups, the Scout Heritage Centre, the training of volunteer Scout Leaders and many other vital projects.
Your generosity will help thousands of young people reach their full potential.
By letting us know you intend to leave a gift in your Will, we can thank you and welcome you into Yours in Scouting (YiS). This group of generous people share your passion for Scouting in Victoria. Your legacy will benefit young people and the wider community, beyond your lifetimes.
As a YiS member you will enjoy
Personal contact and gratitude
Acknowledgement of your support
Inspiring stories and initiatives that you are helping
Invitations to special functions
Choice in how much or little you would like to be involved
If you have any queries or would like a free information pack, please
Call – Trish Godden on 03 8543 9892 for a confidential conversation
The Foundation is governed by a board of trustees, composed of the President, Senior Vice-President, and ex officio members. The board meets quarterly and holds its annual general meeting in October.
The board’s charter is to ensure appropriate and accountable management of funds held by the Victorian Scout Foundation, and to ensure that all matters of governance are adhered to. The Foundation also assumes responsibility for the distribution of monies which are raised by the Foundation, or which are given to it as a body.