Unit Liability Insurance Fee
Effective Jan. 1, 2013, what is now known as the “unit charter fee” will be renamed the “unit liability insurance fee” and will increase in cost from $20 to $40 yearly. As a result, the new fee will begin with units that have December 31, 2012 charter expiration dates (a charter period beginning Jan. 1, 2013).
All units, including Exploring posts, are required to pay this annual fee—100 percent of which goes into the general liability insurance program—when submitting their charter renewal applications. This fee helps defray expenses of the general liability insurance program.
The reasons for the changes include:
The reserves for open claims have increased significantly over the last several years.
The average cost per claim has nearly doubled in the last five years.
Claims payments have doubled in the last two years compared to a five-year average from 2005–2009. The general liability insurance policy provides primary liability insurance coverage for registered adults and for all chartered organizations on file with the BSA for liability arising out of their chartering a traditional Scouting unit. This policy provides coverage for claims alleging negligent actions that result in either personal injury or property damage.
A chartered organization is an organization that has applied for and received a current Boy Scouts of America charter to operate a Scouting unit. A chartered organization as defined within the policy shall include the chartered organization, its board of directors and/or trustees, and its officer and employees, in their official and individual capacities. This definition also includes a specific position: chartered organization representative.
Chartered organizations do not need a certificate of insurance. The chartered organization endorsement is a part of the insurance policy contract and is enforceable under the policy contract. Old Republic Insurance Company provides the first $1 million in coverage. Additional policies—all providing primary coverage to the chartered organization—have been purchased so that more than $5 million in primary coverage is provided.
There is no coverage for those who commit intentional or criminal acts. Liability insurance is purchased to provide financial protection in the event of accidents or injury that occurs during an official Scouting activity.
Key Popcorn Dates
August 25 Council Popcorn Kickoff - Popcorn Sale Begins 6 Locations @ 9:00 a.m.
August 25 Show & Sell / Show & Deliver orders due
September 8 Show & Sell / Show & Deliver Unit Popcorn Pickup
September 9-15 Popcorn Blitz Week
October 22 Popcorn Sale Ends-Popcorn and Prize orders due
October 26 Show & Sell / Show & Deliver payments due
Top salesman submitted to council
November 10 Unit Popcorn Pickup TBD - 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Distribute Popcorn to Scouts
November 30 Popcorn payments due
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Patch Design Deadline Approaches
Make History by designing the next Council Shoulder Patch (CSP). The Circle Ten Council, Boy Scouts of America will celebrate 100 years of providing quality Scouting programs to the youth of north Texas and southern Oklahoma on January 13, 2013. To commemorate this
celebration, the council will issue a new standard CSP and we want you to help design it. If your design is chosen as the Best Overall design, it will be our next CSP and you will receive a FREE WEEK at one of our council camps in 2013. This contest is open to both YOUTH and ADULTS. Deadline: September 14, 2012
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The Outdoor Expo is an event designed for ALL Circle Ten Scouts and Scouters who are looking for answers when it comes to what to do outdoors. We will have information on all of the great outdoor programs that your unit should be participating in and you can get all of it in one place on one day!
There is no pre‐registration for this event and there is no charge to attend. There will be competions and fun activities for Scouts and adults along with the chance to be declared the council cobbler champion!
For more information contact your local camping chairman or the Council Camping Director,
Scott Arrington at 214‐902‐6778 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent & Pal is an action-packed weekend camping experience for a Cub Scout and his Parent/Partner. This is a weekend of camping and doing fun activities like shooting BB guns, archery, hiking, crafts, rock ranges, games and more! It is the perfect introductory camping program for “new” or inexperienced campers. All you have to do is show up. All meals and program are provided for you. Please bring your own tents, chairs, and personal gear!
The cost is $60 per person - This cost covers four meals (Breakfast (Saturday and Sunday), as well as Lunch and Dinner on Saturday), program materials, a patch, insurance and all program items.
Online registration: http://circle10.camp-master.com/
For more information please contact Harold Young at 214-902-6776.