Tour and Activity Plans

What is a Tour and Activity Plan?

A Tour and Activity plan is a tool designed to help you plan safe Scouting activities.The tour plan serves as a guide and check­list to make sure trip lead­er­ship is trained or cer­ti­fied, that the right equip­ment is avail­able, and that there is safe and appro­pri­ate trans­porta­tion to and from the event. It helps to define driver qualifications and minimum limits of insurance coverage for drivers and vehicles used to transport participants. The tour plan is a four page document that can be filled out electronically, printed and filed with your chartered organization.

The Tour and Activity plan is located online in your My.Scouting.org account. The first step is to sign in to your account. Which means you will have to be reg­is­tered and your BSA ID number tied into your My.Scouting account. Once logged in, under Menu click Legacy Tools, then scroll down to Tour and Activity Plans to get started. 

When is a Tour and Activity Plan Required?

  1. Any local outing/trip more than 50 miles one way
  2. Any activity that includes a trip of 500 miles or more or extends out­side of coun­cil bound­aries.
  3. Trips to Nation­al High Adven­ture Bases (Flori­da Sea Base, North­ern Tier, Philmont Scout Ranch, and Sum­mit Bechtel Reserve). In each case upon arrival you will be asked to present a copy of  your tour and activ­i­ty plan.
  4. Any nation­al Scout jam­boree, Nation­al Order of the Arrow Con­fer­ence, or a region­al­ly spon­sored event.
  5. Involves an overnight experience
  6. Outings/trips that involve any of the following activities:
  • Aquat­ics activ­i­ties (swim­ming, boat­ing, float­ing, scuba, etc.)
  • Climb­ing and rap­pelling
  • Shoot­ing sports
  • Skiing
  • Orientation flights
  • Any activities involving motorized vehicles as part of the program 
  • Any high risk activities

Tour and Activity Plan FAQ's 

Tour and Activity Plan video tutorial