Re: Tour Permits
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Fri, 23 Oct 1992 09:30:10 CDT
> It states on page 89 of the Cub Scout Leader Book that "...in town den trips
> a few hours do not require a tour permit; however we recommend that dens
> n permission slips from parents." Has this guideline changed recently? There
> was some mention of this at a Basic Training Session I attended.
> YIS John Beaumont
There has been no change from national in years. However, local councils
do indeed interpret this one differently. Just in the last 3 years I have
heard from my council: you must file one whenever you move the boys
elsewhere than their regular den, pack, troop meeting site; you must file
this form only when you are going outside of 50 miles past your home
council boundary (this one is funny since most volunteers have no idea
where any part of the boundary line is at any point); and file only if you
are going 200 miles or more.
I train the following: "Since it costs the volunteer nothing to file and
has the advantage of forcing careful saftety planning, transportation,
etc., I recommend that you file a tour permit whenever you leave your
regular meeting place. That way there should never be a question that our
liability is in force. (that is indeed the main reason for filing in the
Hope this helps.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City