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You never know when an accident may happen. Being prepared is a way of life in Scouting, but sometimes we all need a little help to cope with the unexpected. That’s why we’ve developed Personal Accident and Medical Expenses insurance for the Scouts.
All members and future members of the Scouts whose units are recorded at UK Headquarters and are situated in the United Kingdom, Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, and including British Scouts Overseas.
You’re covered for an accident which arises whilst you are travelling to, participating in, or travelling home from any authorised Scout activity.
Benefits are payable if you
Cover is also provided for medical expenses as a result of an accident and cover for up to two relatives or friends who, on medical advice, are required to travel to and remain with you if you're hospitalised away from home.
You can find details of the benefits provided in the Schedule of Benefits. Click here to see the Schedule of Benefits
* subject to policy terms and conditions. For the full terms, conditions and exclusions, please contact us.
We know that Scout volunteers continue into retirement, and we need to provide insurance to match. We've reviewed the benefit limits of our personal accident insurance and removed the upper age limit.
Just so you know, nothing's changed with the benefits of permanent and temporary total disablement, which only apply to those in employment.
For those who don’t appear in the annual census of members, including parent helpers, who are not automatically included in the cover arranged by the Scouts.
For children who aren’t members of the Scouts, but who attend, or take part in, weekly meetings or events because they’re accompanying their parent(s), or with other adults.
We’ve developed a ‘top-up’ cover, the Personal Injury Plan (PIP), which provides an optional facility to our members and their families, including the parents and siblings of members, to top-up their basic Personal Accident and Medical Expenses cover.
'Provided just what we needed. We thought it might be more expensive than others. How wrong we were.'
2nd Harlington Scout Group
Contact the Scout Information Centre at Gilwell Park on 0345 300 1818.
Details of the incident will be recorded and an Incident Report Form issued for completion.
Do Scouts need to wear uniform to be covered by insurance?
No, wearing Scout uniform is not an insurance requirement. Well, you wouldn’t go swimming in full Scout uniform, but members are insured while swimming.
No, wearing Scout uniform is not an insurance requirement, either when travelling to or from a Scouting activity. Nor is it an insurance requirement at the activity. Well, you wouldn’t go swimming in full Scout uniform, but members are insured while swimming.
They are not automatically covered by the Scout Association’s policy, but the group can purchase a policy giving them the same cover as members.
They are not automatically covered by the Scout Association’s policy, but the group can purchase a policy giving them the same cover as children who are members.
Yes they are but they do not receive the same level of cover as adult members under 80 years old.
Contact the Information Centre at Gilwell Park on 0345 300 1818. Details of the incident will be recorded and an Incident Report Form issued for completion.