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Companies and Trusts associated with The Scout Association

Scout Store is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Scout Association. It is primarily involved in supporting the parent charity through the sourcing and distribution of merchandise (such as the supply of uniform, badges, resources, souvenirs and camping equipment). All profits generated are
returned to the Association via gift aid.

World Scout Shop Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Scout Association which is operated under licence from World Scouting. Its primary objective is the efficient sourcing and distribution of World Scout branded merchandise to the global Scouting audience. All profits generated are
returned to the Association via gift aid.

The Scout Association Trust Corporation (SATC) is a company limited by guarantee and operates with its own separate Board of Directors. Its powers and constitution are stated in its Memorandum and Articles of Association. It was created to ease the administrative burden faced by Scout Units in
having to find/appoint/retain local individual Holding Trustees to hold title to their land and to also ensure consistency by holding important land documentation securely in a central location. Where appointed, the SATC can hold title to freehold, leasehold and long-term Licence land interests as a
sole Custodian Trustee on behalf of Scout Units registered with The Scout Association in the United Kingdom (excepting Scotland and Northern Ireland). It can also hold title to land held by jointly by Scout and Guide Units. As Custodian Trustee, whilst the SATC will be a party and signatory to any substantive land documentation, it cannot and does not have any responsibility for the management of a Scout Unit or its land. This responsibility remains vested in the Scout Unit’s local Executive Committee who also act as the Charity Trustees.

Scout Products Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Scout Association. Its principal activity is the procurement and supply of products associated with The Scout Association, coordinating purchases from Scout Store. All profits generated are returned to the Association via gift aid.

Scout Services Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Scout Association whose principal activity is that of sponsorship and marketing services for The Association and other commercial activities, including both Gilwell Park and Baden Powell House Scout Conference Centres. All profits generated are returned to the Association via gift aid.

Scout Insurance Services Limited (trading as Unity Insurance Services) is The Scout Association’s dedicated insurance broker providing insurance support to the Association and to the Scout Movement in the UK. Unity arranges liability insurance and personal accident and medical expenses cover for The Scout Association and its Members. Unity provides additional specialist insurance cover that Groups, Districts, Counties and campsites may need. Unity is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, and as a wholly owned subsidiary of The Scout Association all profits generated are returned to the Association via gift aid.