Share This

Tour and Activity Plan Discontinued Effective April 1, 2017

A cross-functional team has completed an evaluation of the BSA's Tour and Activity Plan, resulting in a recommendation to terminate the plan effective April 1, 2017.

The Scouting program, as contained in our handbooks and literature, inherently integrates safety considerations. However, no policy or procedure will replace the review and vigilance of trusted adults and leaders at the point of program execution. We expect that the elimination of the BSA Tour and Activity Plan will:

  • Reduce complexity, cutting back on processes and paperwork for unit leaders.
  • Increase consistency with the Commitment to SafetyExternal Link, the Guide to Safe ScoutingExternal LinkRisk Assessment StrategyExternal Link, as well as Camp StandardsExternal Link planning tools.
  • Change the conversation, engaging everyone in risk-based planning vs. process.
  • Eliminate processing, freeing staff to focus on membership and removing administrative burden.

In addition to the above reasons, the BSA has adopted a flexible risk assessment strategy.  This is summarized in the Guide to Safe ScoutingExternal Link, and detailed in the Enterprise Risk Management Guidebook

For more information and FAQ's, follow this link:  Tour and Activity PlanExternal Link