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Are you a Scout Leader or a member of a Scouts Group or Girl Guides looking to get comprehensive travel insurance for your next Scouts trip? JS Travel Insurance have you covered. Over 11,000 Scout members travel abroad every year to Scout Camps and take part in Excursions and Sports and Activities such as Hiking, Rowing, Swimming and much more. We can provide cover…

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Are you a Scout Leader or a member of a Scouts Group or Girl Guides looking to get comprehensive travel insurance for your next Scouts trip? JS Travel Insurance have you covered.

Over 11,000 Scout members travel abroad every year to Scout Camps and take part in Excursions and Sports and Activities such as Hiking, Rowing, Swimming and much more.

We can provide cover for Winter Sports on our JS Travel Insurance policies.

This is a great way of boosting people's confidence, communication and team-building skills.

Highlights of Cover

  • Cover for Medical Expenses up to £10,000,000.
  • Covers Repatriation back to the UK if you are taken ill or injured abroad.
  • Covers over a 100 Sports and Activities.
  • Covers up to 100 people on a single policy.
  • Full Covid-19 cover.

To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us on 0800 043 0020 / 01273 092 757 / support@jsinsurance.co.uk

Summary of Cover (per person)

Section & Cover Silver Gold Platinum
Cancellation or Curtailment £1,000 £3,000 £7,500
Medical Expenses and Repatriation £10,000,000 £10,000,000 £10,000,000
Personal Property £1,000 £1,500 £4,000
Activity Equipment* £1,000 £1,500 £4,000
Laptop Cover £500 £500 £500
Gadget Cover** £1,000 £1,000 £1,000
Personal Money £150 £500 £750
Delayed Departure £100 £1,000 £1,000
Missed Departure £250 £500 £1,000
Legal Expenses £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Schedule Airline Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500
End Supplier Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500
Overseas Return Quarantine Included Included Included
Standard Excess*** £100 £50 £35

*Activity Equipment is covered whilst in transit and storage only.

**Gadget Cover can be added to the quote page at an additional premium.

***Excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.

Please read the Policy Wording of this policy provided by JS Travel Insurance.

This Football (Amateur Tournament) Travel Insurance policy is underwritten by Red Sands Insurance Company (Europe) Limited, registered in Gibraltar under number 87598, registered office at Level 3, Ocean Village Business Centre, 23 Ocean Village Promenade, Gibraltar. The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission is licensed and regulated by the Financial Services Act 2019 of Gibraltar.

Top 10 Scouts Travel Insurance FAQs

1. If a child is injured during a Scout Camp, will they be covered?

Yes, they would be covered under the Emergency Medical Expenses up to £10,000,000 and including Repatriation back to the UK if medically required.

2. If a child is taken ill before the trip and cannot travel, will they be covered?

Yes, if a child is taken ill before the trip or receives a positive Covid-19 test result within 14 days of departure and can not travel on the Scouts trip, then they will be covered for cancellation under the following schemes:

Silver: £1.000

Gold: £3.000

Platinum: £7.500

This cover is for pre-paid accommodation and transport costs.

3. Will a child be covered if they are taken ill during the Scout Camp and need to return home?

If a child is taken ill or contracts Covid-19 whilst they are away and they need to return to the UK, then they will be covered under the Curtailment section of the policy. The amounts will be the same as above.

4. What Sports and Activities are covered with a JS Travel Insurance policy?

In the Sports and Activities- Category A section on our website, you will be covered for several Sports and Activities that are incidental to your trip, some examples are:

  • Trekking up to 2,000 metres.
  • Swimming.
  • Rowing.
  • Tennis.
  • Rounders.

5. How many people can be included on a JS Travel Insurance policy?

We can cover up to 100 people on a single policy. For the policy to be valid you must follow the child/adult ratio:

6. Does JS Travel Insurance cover an Independent child?

  • 4 - 8 years of age - one adult to six children
  • 9 - 12 years of age - one adult to eight children
  • 13 - 18 years of age - one adult to ten children

Yes, we can cover independent children as long as they are travelling with an insured adult (they do not have to be on the same policy.

7. How is Covid-19 covered by this policy?

Our JS Travel Insurance policy can cover for Covid19 as long as the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) is not advising against all but essential travel to your destination.

All customers must follow the advice of the FCDO at the time of travel and for the duration of their trip. This includes returning to the UK if the FCDO changes their travel advice based on the risks presented at the time. www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

Further details of cover can be found in the section about Covid-19 on this page.

8. If I have pre-existing medical conditions, can JS Travel Insurance cover them?

Yes, we can cover any diagnosed pre-existing medical conditions via a different provider.

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9. Are you able to change names on a policy that has already been issued?

Yes, we can change names or any other details such as ages, before the trip begins. We are unable to amend these details if the policy has started and you are already travelling.

10. Can JS Travel Insurance provide Annual Multi Trip Travel Insurance for a Scouts Group?

Yes, we can provide cover as long as there is an adult named on the Annual Multi-Trip policy. The maximum trip durations are 31 days (Silver and Gold) and 45 days (Platinum).

5 Rules and Regulations for Scout Leaders

1. A camp or residential experience abroad which includes Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts or any other Scouts group, must be led by an adult holding the correct Nights Away Permit.

2. All visits abroad must follow the VA (Visit Abroad) process and be approved at the planning stage by the relevant Commissioner for the designation of the trip:

England and Northern Ireland - District or Country Commissioner and Assistant County Commissioner for International travel.

Scotland - District or Regional Commissioner and Regional International Advisor.

Wales - District or Area Commissioner and Assistant Area Commissioner for International Travel.

BSO - District Commissioner and Assistant Area Commissioner for International Travel

The trip must gain final approval and sign-off by the relevant Commissioner before the trip begins.

3. The UK Leader in Charge of a trip abroad must ensure that Travel Insurance has been arranged for all members of the group.

4. When overseas, UK members may take part in sports or activities being run by members of the host Scout Organisation following the Host Organisation's guidance and rules. In this context, Kandersteg International Scout Centre is considered an Independent Scout Organisation.

5. UK Members including Members of the British Scouting Overseas under the age of 18 years of age may only take part in a group-based hosted hospitality experience (for example, using group accommodation, not private homes).

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Scout Associations We have Covered

Over 11,000 Scouts travel abroad each year from the UK. Here are some of the Associations we cover at JS Travel Insurance:

  • Scouts
  • Beaver Scouts
  • Cub Scouts
  • Explorer Scouts
  • Girl Guides.

Sports or Activities

If you plan on doing any extreme sports or activities such as Via Ferrata, Rafting or Zip Lining, then we can cover them via our Adventures policy.

If you are looking for a policy for a child under 18 years of age, you will need to select Independent Child (Single Trip or Annual Multi-Trip) when going through the quote process.

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This policy will provide cover up to the age of 69 years.

Personal Liability and Personal Accident are covered in most Sports and Activities.

Please Note: We can cover just the day or days that you will be taking part in an Adventure Sport or Activity if you already have a Travel Insurance policy in place. When getting a quote and purchasing a policy, you must take out Adventures Party A Only, so the cover is valid.

Covid-19 / Coronavirus Cover

Our JS Travel Insurance policy for a Scout Group can provide cover if the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) is not advising against all but essential travel to your destination.

All customers must follow the advice of the FCDO at the time of travel and for the duration of their trip. This includes returning to the UK if the FCDO changes their travel advice based on the risks presented at the time. www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

  • Medical Expenses and Repatriation - when medically necessary, if you or anyone on this policy contracts COVID-19 whilst abroad.
  • Cancellation Cover - if you or anyone on this policy are unable to travel because you have contracted COVID-19 within 14 days of your departure date. This includes a positive pre-travel test.
  • Curtailment Cover - if your trip is cut short if you or anyone on this policy becomes ill with Covid-19.
  • Overseas Return Quarantine - additional accommodation & transport costs (limits apply) if you or anyone on this policy are unable to return home due to contracting Covid-19 and being told to self-isolate abroad.

European Scout Members

Globelink International offers Single Trip and Annual Multi Trip policies if you live in another European country and you are part of a Scout Group.

This policy will also cover you if you have already left your home country and are already travelling.

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Please check the Policy Wording for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

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