Group Equipment and Property Insurance Procedure
This procedure explains how Groups insure their equipment. It applies to Groups that have real property as well.
Scouts Canada provides third party general liability insurance coverage for all Scout properties and activities. This insurance does not cover equipment and other assets.
- Groups must insure equipment, including trailers, for fire, theft, or damage.
- Real property, including buildings and contents of any description, must also be insured for fire, theft, and damage.
- The selection of an insurance broker is the responsibility of the Group.
- Groups are responsible for maintaining an inventory of equipment and building contents.
- The inventory records:
- Date of purchase
- Purchase price
- Location and condition
- Life expectancy
- Estimated replacement value
- The inventory of equipment must be submitted with the Group Annual Financial Statement.
- When Groups cannot secure equipment insurance, they establish a designated reserve fund to provide for the replacement of equipment. Designated reserve funds are reported in the Group Annual Financial Statement.
- To ensure that insurance coverage or replacement reserve funding is adequate, Groups must complete an annual insurance evaluation.