Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Question on National Tour Permit
Re: Question on National Tour Permit
Tue, 9 Feb 1999 03:00:04 -0600
Roy Fisher <ghotier@TEXAS.NET> asked:
>I am in need of a clarification on completing a National Tour
>Permit. On the back, in the Itinerary section, under Overnight
>Stopping Place, it asks if the reservations are cleared.
"Who approved your unit stopping at that facility and using that
facility or camping place?"
"Does this person have the authority to approve the stopover or
is this person a secretary or intake person? If this person is a
secretary or intake person, will you receive written approval from
the person in authority prior to your leaving on the tour?"
"Is this approval in writing or is it a verbal "okay"? If so, is
the person offering the approval the decision maker? If in writing,
have you made additional planning in case something happens to the
If you can answer "yeah" to those questions above, or have written
approval to use those facility or sites (and you've considered the
"Plan B" to the plan), you've considered "clearing" the location
for the stopover.
In the case of a National Tour Permit, the Regional office
approving the Permit may ask for copies of all written approvals
and the names and phone numbers of those individuals whom cleared
your stays if you don't have written verification.
This is required because in the past, Scouters have made personal
contact with "someone that works at the Reserve Center," for
instance, only to find out that the person they talked with can't
provide that approval for them to stay over or have approved a
smaller facility or location when a larger one is needed by the
unit. This cuts down the "unfavorable comments" sent to the BSA
through organizations basically saying "you guys need to get your
acts together" when it come to planning stopovers.
>Does it apply to commercial establishments, military bases,
>council facilities, churches, or what?
All of the above, to also include national Scouting bases, state
and federal parks and recreational facilities, Reserve and Guard
centers and armories....anywhere your unit has applied to stopover.
(c) 1999 Mike Walton ("no such thing as strong coffee,...") email@example.com
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