Over half of all Australians don’t have a valid Will.
Having a valid will enables you to take care of your family and loved ones and make a difference to an organisation like Scouts.
Bequests can make a difference
Your bequest, whether large or modest, is a lasting gift to the future leaders of tomorrow and can help the movement in the following ways:
help continue the development of our youth members
improve training to our leaders to assist with educating our youth
help to run major Scouting events in Queensland communities
continue to improve our campsites and other facilities to continually meet the needs of Scouting and the community
Types of bequest
A specific bequest applies to an amount which may be left for a specific purpose or to a specific group, district or region. A specific bequest could also be a specific item or items of value including jewellery, artwork, property, shares or any other asset.
It would be helpful to allow your bequest to be redirected to a district or region in the area should the beneficiary group cease to operate.
A residual bequest is a gift of the residue of your estate, or a percentage thereof, after all your other gifts, taxes and debts have been paid. This type of bequest maintains its relative value and automatically adjusts as the value of your estate increases. By dividing your estate into percentages you can be confident that the gift received will retain its value when your bequest matures.
To bequest money or items generally to Scouting in Queensland, please specify the beneficiary as “The Scout Association of Australia, Queensland Branch Inc.”
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