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Tour Plan


Effective May 11, 2012, the National Council, Boy Scouts of America is rolling out an update to the current Tour Plan.  This update replaces the former “online” tour plan with an interactive planning tool that allows you greater flexibility. 

Need to know the Council Towns Served?

Download the Tour Plan.

Parental informed consent agreement (Permission Slip Sample)

What is the difference between the current tour plan and the new Tour and Activity Plan?
with the online version, several items:

  • The unit leadership certifies the plan.
  • The local council reviews plans but does not approve them.*
  • An email workflow can be used to notify the council, chartered organization, committee chair and emergency contact that a plan has been submitted for review.
  • It contains interactive prompts and warnings.
  • It provides active links to program-required training and education.
  • It provides the ability to store, retrieve, copy and reuse previously submitted tour and activity plans
  • It provides the ability to update the plan up until the day before the tour and activity date.

Where can I find the Tour and Activity Plan online:

  • You will need to log in to www.myscouting.org and select the tour and activity plan under your “Unit Tool.”

Why should I complete a Tour and Activity Plan:

  • It is a planning tool for best practices to be prepared for safe and fun adventure.  It can help ensure that appropriate planning has been conducted, that qualified and trained leadership is in place and that the right equipment is available for the adventure.

When do I need to complete a Tour and Activity Plan:

  • Trips of 500 miles or more one way
  • Trips outside of council borders not to a council-owned property, Sabattis Adventure Camp does not require a Tour and Activity Plan.  For a list of towns covered go to


  • Trips to any National High-Adventure base, National Scout Jamboree, National Order of the Arrow Conference, the Summit Bechtel Reserve or a regionally sponsored event: or

 When conducting the following activities OUTSIDE of Council or District sponsored events.

      • Aquatics activities (swimming, boating, floating, scuba, etc.)
      • Climbing and rappelling
      • Orientation flights (process a flying plan)
      • Shooting sports
      • Any activities involving motorized vehicles as part of the program (snowmobiles, boating, etc.)
  • At Patriots' Path Council’s request, a tour plan may be requested for any upcoming unit events.

You can find the above and additional FAQs at

Patriots’ Path Council will continue to review submitted plans on an emergency basis and offer support and guidance.  Please remember that failure to comply with all program-required training and education could have a negative effect on any insurance claims.

For additional information Linda Mickel, Program Assistant, Tour and Activity Plans.

Linda Mickel – 973 765-9322 ext 258, email linda.mickel@scouting.org


Download the Tour Plan.