Effective April 1, 2017 the B.S.A will not require units to complete the BSA Tour and Activity Plan.

There is no new required process or replacement. 

The BSA has adopted a flexible risk assessment strategy to better able units to manage unit risk while providing various planning tools for units and volunteers.  The Scouting program, as contained in our handbooks and literature, integrates many safety features. However, no policy or procedure will replace the review and vigilance of trusted adults and leaders at the point of program execution. The planning tools below, which include all BSA policies, are imperative to insuring Safe Scouting practices.  These include:


Guide to Safe Scouting  http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/GSS.aspx

Commitment to Safety  http://www.scouting.org/Home/HealthandSafety/SafetyThoughts/1192016.aspx

Checklists http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/healthandsafety/gss/gssax.aspx

The Sweet 16 of BSA Safety http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/healthandsafety/gss/gss08.aspx#a


This new policy does not impact current BSA liability or accident/sickness insurance as all B.S.A. volunteers and youth (including Exploring) are covered for all official Scouting activities under local council coverage.  This new policy requires no action on the part of the unit, volunteer or youth parent.

When planning a unit campout / day trip to either Camp Flying Eagle or Camp Miles and Camp Reservation must be made through the camp reservation system on the CAMPING page of the council website