Last Modified: July 2nd, 2017
Membership for Shevet Galim is on an annual basis. Members are required to pay an annual membership fee. The membership fees cover Shevet Galim’s day-to-day operational costs.
Trial membership allows new and prospective members to partake in up to 3 consecutive activities on a trial basis, to get to experience Shevet Galim activities. After 3 activities, the family will be asked to complete the membership payment for the year, should their child desire to become a member.
Fees and Cancellation Policy
Early bird membership (July 1st –
July 31st August 5th) will be $530 or $455 after IAC support*
Regular membership fees (after
July 31st August 5th) for this year will be $570 or $495 after IAC support*
Trial Membership fees will be $50. The Trial Membership Fee is non-refundable.
Membership fees do not include uniforms, day trips, machanot and any special events.
* The Israeli American Council has graciously awarded $75 scholarship for each tzofe for families that agree to join the IAC.
If any of the aforementioned conditions are not met, the family will not be eligible for a reimbursement of any fees.
- Day Trip:
10 days notice- full refund*
5 days notice- 50% refund*
less than 5 days- no refund*
3 weeks notice- full refund*
2 weeks notice- 50% refund*
less than 2 weeks- no refund*
*Cancellation refund is subject to payments/cost that were already made.
Parent / Guardian Permission
Medical Record form (found on the Health Information and Declaration form) and Emergency contact information (found on the Family Information form) must be submitted by all Tzofim members.
Tzofim will not be able to partake in activities without this information completed entirely.
Tiyulim and/or Machanot
All tiyulim (outings), machanot (camps), or activities that take place at locations other than the shevet’s regular location, will require a permission slip signed by a parent/guardian.
Tzofe will not be able to partake in the tiyul/machane without signed permission from parent/guardian. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.
Video and Photography
Parent and Child each agree that Shevet Galim and Friends of Israel Scouts (FOIS) may use any photograph, image, likeness, statement or utterance of Child or Parent in any media, including the internet, for promotional or other purposes.
If you prefer that you or your child not be photographed, let us know in writing to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tzofe must be a member of the shevet and attend 75% of all activities in order to participate in any special events, including Tiyulim (day trips) and/or Machanot (camps).
Tzofe that join the Shevet later in the year, must participate in at least 4 activities* and attend 75% of all activities (whichever is greater), before he/she is eligible to join Tiyulim and/or Machanot.
*Due to the proximity to the beginning of the year, Tiyul Anivot eligibility is limited only to members of the shevet.
Visiting non-family guests who would like to participate in a shevet peula, must obtain a permission to attend from the Rosh Shevet or Merakez in advance of the meeting.
Volunteering / Supervision Requirement
Each parent will be required to supervise children’s safety during two Events and/or Activities. (Weekly activity, Trip, Camp etc.) The are required to stay on premise during the event and/or activity in order to supervise children’s safety and smooth operation of activity. Additional volunteering opportunities are optional but highly encouraged.
Please note that some events or camps might have limitations on the quantity of chaperons. If that is the case, the selection of chaperons will be determined by the following prioritization:
- Va’ad member(s)
- Parents to children with a special need (medical or otherwise)
- Parents that have devoted of their personal time to Shevet Galim
* The final decision for selection of chaperons will be at the sole discretion of the Va’ad.