Friday, 20 February 2009

Tour Permit and Health Form

Here are a few helpful reminders regarding the new format to the Local Tour Permit that is effective immediately:
  • All adults on the outing who are leaders are required to have Youth Protection Training. This training is good for 2 years from date of certification
  • hazardous Weather Training is now required for at least one adult going on the outing.

Again let me remind you that the New Health Form has replaced the class 1,2, and 3 medical forms. This new health form requires all participants no matter what age to get a annual physical for strenuous high adventure activities and for long term camp outs like summer camp. This standard is different from the old medical form which determined the amount of time physicals were good for by age. Also this form includes a hold harmless and video/photo release form. I believe that the addition of these two forms is very important in this digital age.

Some of this is not new but I wanted to remind those people who have to start worrying about planning summer camp.

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
Troop 1616

1 comment:

  1. I was not aware of the tour permit update, thanks for posting about it. When I found it however, I see a slight discrepancy with your statement about the YPT requirement. You posted:

    "All adults on the outing who are leaders are required to have Youth Protection Training."

    What the tour permit actually says is:

    "All registered adults participating in any
    nationally conducted event or activity must have completed BSA Youth Protection training. At least one registered adult who has completed BSA Youth Protection training must be present at all other events and activities that require a tour permit."

    I dont know what the previous requirement was for "nationally conducted events" but the part about "all other events" requiring at least one YPT leader is the same as it was.


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