Pete Townsend (ptownsen@HYDRA.CS.GMR.COM)
Tue, 18 Feb 1997 15:49:06 -0500
>I am Jo Ernst of South Carolina. I have really enjoyed this forum and hope
>that you can help me. I am very interested in finding out what you all use
>as permission slips for weekend campouts, day trips, etc. There doesn't
>seem to be a standard permission slip for these instances (at least in my
>council). I have a feeling there are about as many permission slips in use
>as there are troops. Would you please email me a copy of what you use to
>firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to me at 803-750-6181? I not only will make
>up one for my troop, but I will also provide it to my council office so
>that other new troops will have a place to start. Thank you in advance for
Jo: whether you use permission slips in your troop or not, or what kind
depends on your philosophy.
In our troop we use a "perpetual permission slip/medical permit".
It is actually a 3x5 card that has medical info on one side, and a
generalized permit and medical authorization with signature on the other.
These cards are stored in our first aid box, which goes on every trip.
When we go on our monthly campout, we always meet at the same location,
at the same time. It is assumed that if the boy is dropped off at the
departure point at the right time and with correct gear, etc. he has
permission to be on the trip.
Why go thru the hassle of distributing, bird-dogging, collecting, etc. a
permission slips for each event. It's too much of a hassle for the leaders
not to mention the agravation for parents. Permission slips are great for
schools, etc. where different people are constantly involved and trips are
irregular. You DO however need a valid Tour Permit from BSA for each trip.
But even that can be facilitated by making a list of current list of info for
each person that might be driving or participating.
Keeping FUN in scOUTING, Pete Townsend ASM T188 Rochester Hills MI.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City