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Tour Plans

What is a Tour Plan?
The tour plan is a checklist for best practices to be prepared for safe and fun adventure. Completing the tour plan may not address all possible challenges but can help ensure that appropriate planning has been conducted, that qualified and trained leadership is in place, and that the right equipment is available for the adventure.

In addition, the plan helps to organize safe and appropriate transportation to and from an event, and defines driver qualifications and minimum limits of insurance coverage for drivers and vehicles used to transport participants.

When Do I need a Tour Plan?
Cub Scout packs and dens should fill out a tour plan, and submit it to the council 21 days in advance of any activity meeting the following guidelines:
  • If the trip is outside of the council boundaries.
  • If the trip involves any aquatic activity, climbing or rapelling, or shooting sports.
  • Any activity that involves motorized vehicles (boating, snowmobiles, etc).
  • If you are unsure, call the council office.
Tour plans are not needed if the pack or den is attending a council or district sponsored event (Fall Festival, Polar Cubs, etc) or if the pack or den has reserved a council facility for the event as the Camp Facility Permit Application serves as the tour permit.
What are the council boundaries?
The council boundaries include the following counties:
  • Minnesota: Anoka, Meeker, Carver, Chippewa, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, Le Sueur, McLeod, Ramsey, Renville,  Rice, Scott, Stears (portions), Swift (portions), Washington, Wright, Yellow Medicine
  • Wisconsin: Burnett, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix
Why Should I fill out a Tour Plan?
The Tour Plan helps ensure the unit is properly prepared, that qualified and trained leadership is in place, and that the right equipment is available for the adventure.  If you are a registered leader, there should be an online option for you to fill out and submit the tour plan electronically under the Unit Tools section of your MyScouting account.