Effective March 1, 2011, what are currently known as local and national tour permits will be superseded by what will be called the tour plan. Greater Alabama Council will accept the new forms immediately, and will only accept the new forms after June 1st.
1)The council is the reviewer of all tour plans.
2)The tour plan consists of a tour planning worksheet and tour plan form to be completed by the unit/contingent and submitted to either council service center by mail, e-mail, or fax. The worksheet is retained by the council and the approved tour plan is returned to the unit after processing.
3)It's on standard 8.5 x 11-inch paper!
4)There is a 21-day advance notice requested for units to submit the plan for review.
5)A single point of contact (not on the tour) for council use is included.
6)Defined reasons/times when a tour plan must be submitted for council review:
a.Trips of 500 miles or more
b.Trips outside of council borders not to a council-owned property
c.Trips to any national high-adventure base, national Scout jamboree, National Order of the Arrow Conference, or regionally sponsored event
d.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.)
e.A copy of each participant's current health form is required to be in the possession of one of the leaders.
7)There is an updated Pledge of Performance.
Requirements for qualified supervision, training, insurance, etc., remain unchanged-for example, CPR and Wilderness First Aid requirements for high-adventure camps.
The new forms are available in the Forms Library section of our website, and additional information is available at this link: http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/TourPlanFAQ.aspx