In 2021, we implemented changes for Summer School Holiday bookings. Background information can be found in our blog posts from 07 April, 2021 and 30 May, 2021. Some pertinent information is repeated below.
One booking per group per (Scout Hut) year
There has been an exponential increase in the popularity of the Scout Hut over the past few years. We appreciate that this is because what we have is quite unique in a unique part of the world and we acknowledged that we are quite privileged to be the custodians of the Scout Hut. Our Scouting values guide us to share this facility with as many people as possible so that we can ‘put happiness into the lives of others’. Subsequently, to maximise the effect of that ethos, we only allow General Public and Scout Families to have one booking per Scout Hut year.
For the purpose of ‘What constitutes a group?’ A group must be made of at least 80% of people who haven’t been to the hut in ‘the Scout Hut year’.
Summer School Holiday bookings – 2022/23
Our desire is to increase the diversity of the groups for Summer School Holiday Bookings (i.e. not the same groups each year). We could implement a ballot system where there are expressions of interests for Summer School Holiday bookings and then run a random draw. However, this is a huge and unfair burden on our booking officer to co-ordinate. Hence, for the Summer School Holidays for 2022/23, we will again be implementing the following system:
Between 10 March and 24 April 2022, an available Summer School Holiday booking will be randomly selected and advertised at random days and random times on our Facebook page. First group to book, first served.
We appreciate that this system has some inherent issues. i.e. we’ve experienced in the past, a group will immediately book, pay the deposit and cancel a few days later once they’ve worked out the dates aren’t suitable.
To assist with groups making the make the right choice, any cancelled Summer School Holiday bookings for 2022/23 will attract a $100 cancellation fee, regardless of when the booking is cancelled. Hence, please book wisely.