Public Liability Insurance for Scouts

Public Liability for Scouts

The Scouts Public Liability insurance cover

Public Liability insurance covers you for risks to people who aren’t employed by you and damage to property not owned by you.


What’s covered?

Public Liability insurance covers the cost of compensation to third parties for injury to people or loss or damage to property caused by the negligence of your staff, volunteers or members. This might also be referred to as Legal Liability insurance. The cover provides security against claims made by members, their parents/guardians or by third parties, alleging legal liability arising out of accidents occurring during any authorised Scout activity. The cover protects Commissioners, leaders and other individuals authorised to lead or assist with said activity.


It extends to all those authorised to be in charge of Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts or members of Scout Network, while they’re engaged in a properly organised and authorised activity abroad. It also includes British Scout leaders who assume temporary responsibility for parties of foreign Scouts visiting the British Isles to participate in Scout activities organised by a British Scout Group, District or County.


As a member of the Scouts, you’re already insured for Public Liability.


To get a copy of the Scout Association’s Public Liability Certificate, contact us on 0345 040 7703 or email

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'Unity know Scouting and that gives Leaders comfort that our activities are supported by an insurance broker who knows what we are doing for young people.'

1st North Cray Scout Group