A portion of the individual annual membership dues pays for supplementary insurance for the member only. This insurance provides up to a specified maximum for medical expenses incurred as a result of an accident while a member is participating in an approved, supervised Girl Scout activity, after the individual’s primary insurance pays out. This is one reason that all adults and girls should be registered members. Non-registered parents, tagalongs (brothers, sisters, friends), and other persons are not covered by basic coverage.
This insurance coverage is not intended to diminish the need for or replace family health insurance. It does not duplicate medical-expense benefits collected under other programs. If there is no family insurance or other healthcare expense reimbursement program, a specified maximum of medical benefits is available under this plan.
An optional plan of activity insurance is available for Girl Scouts taking extended trips and for non-members who participate in Girl Scout activities. These plans are secondary insurance that individuals are entitled to receive while participating in any approved supervised Girl Scout activity. Optional insurance coverage is available for any Girl Scout activity that involves non-Girl Scouts or lasts longer than three days and two nights. For more information about the various activity insurance plans available please click here. Contact Manitou Council to find out how to apply. http://www.mutualofomaha.com/girl_scouts_of_the_usa/forms.html
Troops planning an activity where non-members are invited or an extended troop trip need to purchase additional insurance through the Girl Scouts of Manitou Center at least four weeks before the activity or trip.
Procedure to Purchase Additional Insurance
Submit a Council Approval Application for the planned activity or trip. Mail a check or credit card information for the appropriate amount to Girl Scout of Manitou Council. Specify the insurance plan # applying for.
Procedure to File a Claim
The Girl Scouts of Manitou Council Center must be contacted within 24 hours of an accident/injury and an Accident/Crisis Report should be submitted. The appropriate claim form will then be sent. Complete the claim form and return it to the Girl Scouts of Manitou Council Center immediately for submission to the insurance company.
Review the Girl Scouts insurance plan description here.
The Safety Activity Checkpoints for most activities require having an expert on hand to help girls learn an activity. Please remember that all experts must be approved by your council. Some things to keep in mind: