Re: BSA troop looses everything to arsonists
Jim Peterson (kupete@KUHUB.CC.UKANS.EDU)
Wed, 8 Jul 1998 19:15:15 +0100
>At 08:29 AM 7/8/98 EDT, Dan Spencer wrote:
>>Shawn M. Cosgrove forwarded the e-mail about several units losing all
>>their equipment in a fire.
>>Do any of your units have insurance for such an event? If so, I would
>>be interested in the details such as the carrier and cost.
>Mark Arend responded:
>We don't have our equipment insured but we did take out a policy on our new
>trailer. Although, come to think of it, the cost to replace tents, cook
>gear, etc. would probably be more than the cost of the trailer. I too am
>interested in what others do.
I sent a private message to Dan but forgot to post it to the group. I have
an anechdote regarding this issue. Two years ago, we had two canoes stolen
and three damaged in the theft. We found out that our charter
organization's insurance covered it. Remember troops OWN nothing. All of
your equipment and supplies....even your treasury funds belong to your
sponsoring institution. I'd check it out. My guess is that it would be
quite easy and probably fairly inexpensive to make sure that the scouting
equipment is on the C.O.'s inventory. We ended up with brand new
replacement canoes AND two months later when the police found the canoes,
the insurance company gave the stolen canoes back to the troop as a gesture
of goodwill to scouting! We made out like ..... uh.... bandits!:-)
BLUE SKIES!, Any day above ground is a good day!
Jim Peterson Eagle class of '63
BS RT Comm, Pelathe Dist
Heart of America Council Brotherhood, Tamegonit Lodge
ASM, T-55, Lawrence, Kansas Mic-O-Say: HW "Shieldmaker"
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City