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We’re well aware that many Scouting events, including jamborees, gang shows, fetes and family days, involve considerable financial outlay. Some of your outgoings might be recoverable if the event doesn’t go ahead, but much of it would not.
Reimbursement for the loss of expenses resulting from the cancellation or abandonment of Scouting event(s). The cancellation or abandonment must be beyond your control, such as severe weather.
Expenses that can be covered include:
Reasons for the cancellation or abandonment could be:
For Cancellation and Abandonment, the cover must be requested at least 14 days before the beginning of the event.
* subject to policy terms and conditions
If your Scout Group is covered under our annual Scout Property and Equipment Insurance policy, underwritten by Lloyd’s Syndicate Number 609 managed by Atrium Underwriters, you can get short period cover for events and equipment free of charge*.
*Subject to Scout Property and Equipment Small Event Insurance Endorsement terms, clauses, conditions, exclusions and warranties.
Cover is easy to arrange online by clicking here.
Then enter your annual Scout Property and Equipment policy number, (shown on your annual schedule of cover); and answer a few straightforward questions about your event and/or the equipment to be insured.
We can arrange all risks insurance for equipment you own that you use at your events.
You may need short period equipment insurance cover for equipment you borrow or hire for your event, such as marquees, sound and stage equipment. You should check with the owner whether their insurance covers the item while you’re using it or responsible for its use. Otherwise a claim may not be paid for physical loss or damage to equipment you hire or borrow for the event.
Many Scout events are held to raise much needed funds. This may be through donations in collecting tins or alternatively the sale of goods.
We can arrange insurance cover for your cash at events, whether its takings or the float at a stall or money in collection buckets.
By law, you must have motor insurance for vehicles you own.
For your Scout event may need to hire in specialist vehicles, such as tractors and trailers for transporting equipment, rubbish or water. You may also have to hire vans or minibuses to help transport equipment, goods or people. You will need insurance for these vehicles too.
It’s most important to check it’s planned and delivered safely. Check out the Scouts guidance on event safety for tips on making your events enjoyable and safe.
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No, our Scout event cancellation and abandonment policy does not cover cancellation due to Covid, whether due to lockdown restrictions or organisators needing to self-isolate.
For more information on how Covid affects our Scout event cancellation and abandonment cover, please see our blog post.