Saturday, April 1st, 2017, the Tour and Activity Plan was discontinued. As part of the announcement, BSA stated: “The Scouting program, as contained in our handbooks and literature, inherently integrates safety considerations. However, no policy or procedure will replace the review and vigilance of trusted adults and leaders at the point of program execution.” Get details here
When engaging in activities outside the council boundaries or activities unsupervised by the district or council, Scout leaders should submit a Tour Plan. This article will describe the sort of situations a Tour Plan may be needed and how to submit the new form.
SCOUTING LEADERS MUST USE GOOD JUDGMENT AND PRUDENCE WHEN CONDUCTING ANY SCOUTING ACTIVITY
The Tour Plan helps Unit Leaders to effectively evaluate their preparedness for upcoming activities. Effective March 1, 2011, the Tour Plan (form 680-014) replaces the Tour Permit (form 34426 and Online Tour Permit.)
What is a Tour Plan?
The Tour Plan is designed to reinforce the leadership requirements of basic safety in Scouting – specifically two-deep leadership, transportation, aquatics, rappelling, and youth protection. The Tour Plan is a four-page document that can be filled out electronically and then printed for recording purposes.
When is a Tour Plan Required?
Units must complete a Tour Plan for every activity a unit undertakes and retain a permanent copy of this Tour Plan with their Chartered Organization for possible future reference. If a problem arises, Tour Plans may be requested for additional information.
Certain activities require a Tour Plan to be submitted to the Utah National Parks Council for review and approval. Such plans must be submitted a minimum of 21 days prior to the event. These situations include:
- Any activity which includes a trip of 500 miles or more or extends outside of the Utah National Parks Council boundaries.
- Any activity that is not conducted by the council or its districts and involves:
- Shooting Sports/Firearms
- Orientation Flights
- Motor vehicles as part of program (snowmobiles, boating, etc.)
- Activities that involve “High Adventure” or “High Risk” or “Elevated Risk” (examples would include: back country trips and trips more than 45 minutes from medical assistance.)
How to Submit a Tour Plan:
Tour Plans (680-014) may be submitted in the following ways:
- Online at www.myscouting.org.
Watch this tutorial video on how to submit a Tour Plan online.
2. If you can’t access it online, then fill out this Tour Plan form and bring it in person to any Utah National Parks Council Service Center or email the completed document to email@example.com.
If you have further questions, check National Boy Scouts of America’s Q&A, or call Council Services at 801-437-6222.