Insurance Fee Increase

The Boy Scouts of America offers the definitive character and leadership development program delivered through hands-on, high adventure, outdoor experiences that families and youth cannot find anywhere else. The Boy Scouts of America and the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council are committed to offering programs that challenge youth, while providing a safe and secure environment for them to learn.

To ensure coverage and support for our participants and volunteers, the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council provides a suite of insurance policies to protect its members, including liability, automotive, property, and accident and sickness insurance for all participants, programs, and facilities. During the last several years, our local council’s premiums for our programs as dramatically increased to over $120,000 in annual premiums. Increased premiums are a result of general increases in insurance premiums across all policies and dramatic increased costs related to increased wildfire and natural disaster claims statewide.

The Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council is committed to providing quality coverage and security for our volunteers and participants, so our Scouts can continue participating in our programs knowing that their safety and security is our highest priority. To continue providing quality coverage, effective December 31, 2018, the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council will be increasing the yearly insurance fee per participant from $3.00 to $9.00 per participant. It is important to note that this fee will be included in all chartering fees for 2018-2019 Scouting year and will continue to be prorated for members who join for less than one full calendar year in 2019.

We thank you for your current support of the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council as we work to provide a safe and secure program for the over 13,000 youth severed in our programs. For questions regarding this fee change or for other assistance, please contact us at the council service center at (408) 638-8300.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jason Stein                               Jon Ball                                    Dave Adamski
Scout Executive and CEO          Council President                      Council Commissioner

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