Tour Plans

Local and National Tour Plan Procedures
  • The tour plan supersedes both the local and national tour permits effective March 1, 2011.
  • Download the correct form and print out a copy.  These form versions allow you to save information. 
You are required to complete a Tour Plan when your unit is planning:
  • Trips of 500 miles or more; or
  • Trips outside of council borders [Exception: not to your council-owned property]; or
  • Trips to any national high-adventure base, national Scout jamboree, National Order of the Arrow Conference, the Summit Bechtel Reserve, or regionally sponsored event; or
  • When conducting the following activities outside of council or district events:
  • Aquatics activities (swimming, boating, floating, scuba, etc.)
  • Climbing and rappelling
  • Orientation flights (process flying plan)
  • Shooting sports
  • Any activities involving motorized vehicles as part of the program (snowmobiles, boating, etc.)
  • At a council's request (contact your local council for additional guidelines or regulations concerning tour plans)

Parental Consent

Youth Protection

Effective January 2003 the tour plan application requires that at least one adult present during the event or activity must have completed the BSA Youth Protection Training. The tour plan will continue to require that all registered adults have completed the BSA Youth Protection Training for participation in a nationally sponsored event/activity.

Be sure to evaluate your planned activities using the approved risk management references.


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