Phoenix District
BSA Troop 467
Trip Leader Resources

A lot of planning goes into a Scouting trip. To help guide the novice trip leader and to remind the veteran, we have put together a checklist of things to do in preparation for a trip. This trip leader checklist is available as a pdf file or as a Word document.  You can find quick links to both documents in the “forms” section of Information for Parents portion of the website.




The troop's trailer is a Carry-On 5x8 trailer purchased in May 2010 with generous donations from members of the church.  This trailer succeeds a Haulmark 6x10 trailer that was stolen in November 2009.  See the owner's manual for important information on the operation and upkeep of the trailer. We also have a document concerning the transportation and storage of LP gas cylinders.



Tour Plans

You must always submit a tour plan if any of the following conditions exist unless you are taking part in a district or council activity for which your unit is registered. If in doubt about whether you need a tour plan or not, check with the Atlanta Area Council program service center.

  • Trips of 500 miles or more
  • Trips outside of council borders which are not to an Atlanta Area Council-owned property
  • Trips to any national high-adventure base, national Scout jamboree, National Order of the Arrow Conference and/or any similar national or regional events.
  • When conducting the following activities outside of council or district events:
    • Aquatics activities (swimming, boating, floating, scuba, etc.)
    •  Climbing and rappelling
    • Orientation flights (process flying plan)
    • Shooting sports
    • Any activities involving motorized vehicles as part of the program (snowmobiles, boating, etc.)
    • Any overnight activity

Through the permit process, the trip and unit leaders certify that they have completed certain safety training and that insurance is in place for drivers. The national council provides an online resource that addresses safety in Scouting.  You can find an online and printable version of the "Guide to Safe Scouting."




The focus of Scouting's forms is on the safety of the youth entrusted to us and should not be taken lightly.

A trip leader must have an Annual Health and Medical Record form in his possession for each Scout accompanying him on a trip. 

He should also have an Annual Medical/Trip Release form signed by a parent or guardian. 
See the forms page for links to obtain copies of the health and release forms.  These forms are collected from our Scouting families at the start of each Scouting year by the troop committee and kept on file for trip leaders.


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