Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Re: Permission slips
Re: Permission slips
Kirk and Nena Barley
Sun, 12 Dec 1999 22:06:01 -0500
I took over a Troop using blanket slips. THey help when I get behind
and do not get them out for an event:-o
Otherwise, I really like slips for each event. I use TroopMaster to
produce mine. I have used MS Word too. Either way I customize each one
to mention the specific challenges of each event. I mention that
drowning is not uncommon when we go near the water, I mention other
things like broken bones and chill problems when appropriate. I do not
try to scare anyone, but the parents need to know the risks, and it
helps me to start my risk management planning with a close review of
what I am undertaking.
I also ask questions specific to each event. I ask how a boy may be
specially restricted for a particular event. Parents tell me things
about their boys, but event context is required for me to understand
each boys personal challenges. Athsma is activated differently for
This makes the parents give me an updated drug list. It is surprising
how often these change.
I use a tear off sheet. The top for me has a who, what, when that I
repeat below for the parents to tear off and keep on the Fridge. The
boys never remember changes to the starting point or the return time.
Finally, they permission slips are great to jog your memory as to who
went on the outing.
Virginia Beach UMC
Virginia Beach, VA