The Tour Plan helps ensure the unit is properly prepared, that qualified and trained leadership is in place, and that the right equipment is available for the adventure.
1) The council is the reviewer of paper plans, and online plans are reviewed as they are entered and are certified by the submitter.
2) The tour plan can be done through a new online process at www.myscouting.org or submitted to the council via a paper form.
3) It's on standard 8.5 x 11-inch paper and only two pages.
4) There is a 21-day advance notice requested for units to submit the plan for your review.
5) A single point of contact (not on the tour) is included.
6) Defined reasons/times when a tour plan must be submitted:
a. Trips of 500 miles or more
b. Trips outside of Cherokee Area council borders
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:
e. When a tour plan is not required for an outing, an e-mail is to be sent to the Scout Office when the event is a unit event and: (a) the parents are not providing transportation for their Scouts, or (b) the event is out of town, or (c) the event is overnight. Examples of items which would not typically require a tour plan or e-mail are a troop meeting, local Eagle project, or meeting at local museum or business.
7) We encourage you to fill out a tour plan even if its not required.
8) There is an updated Pledge of Performance.
9) Only certain registered membes of the units can gain access to the online tour plan process.
What is not changed?
1) The requirements for a tour are the same regardless of whether a tour plan is filed or not.
2) Requirements for qualified supervision, training, insurance, etc., remain unchanged-for example, CPR and Wilderness First Aid requirements for high-adventure camps.
The Tour and Activity Plan can be found in MyScouting.org under "Unit Tool."