Northern New Jersey Council
New Tour Planning Worksheet
Please submit all Tour Plans via email, fax or in person to Glenda Socha Glenda.firstname.lastname@example.org 201-677-1000 x 10 here at our Council Service Center.
Submissions will be reviewed and returned as soon as possible. Please allow adequate time for processing. Thank you.
“Effective March 1 2011 what are currently known as local and national tour permits will be suspended by what will be calling the tour plan. The online tour permit system will be suspended. This update is the accumulation of work by a cross-functional team of volunteers and staff including the Health and Safety Support Committee., Council Solutions, Outdoor Program Group, and Risk Management Advisory Panels.
Here is the definition of the tour plan in the Language of Scouting: “Units complete this form when planning for a local, national, or international adventure. The plan helps to ensure the unit is properly prepared, that the qualified and trained leadership is in place, and that the right equipment is available for the adventure”.
What is different?
□ The council is the reviewer of all tour plans; no regional review is required.
□ The tour plan consists of a tour planning worksheet that is completed by the unit/contingent. After processing, the council retains the tour planning worksheet and returns the tour plan to the unit.
□ The plan can be printed on standard 8 ½-by-11-inch paper!
□ 21- vs. 14-day advance notice requested for units to submit the plan for your review.
□ A single point of contact (not on the tour) for council use included.
□ Defined reasons/times when a tour plan must be submitted for council review.
□ Updated Pledge of Performance.
When do you need a tour plan?
Times when a tour plan must be submitted for council review include:
□ Trips of 500 miles or more
□ Trips outside of council borders not to a council-owned property
□ Trips to any national high-adventure base, national Scout jamboree, National Order of the Arrow Conference, or regionally sponsored event
□ 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.)
All other standards of training and leadership listed on the tour permit application and found in the Guide to Safe Scouting are in effect at all times whether a tour permit is required or not.