The National Office has made policy and design changes to the tour permit policy that becomes effective Tuesday, March 1, 2011 to the Tour Permit Process. read more... 
Tour Permits are now called Tour and Activity Plans. Upon review the unit will receive the approved Tour Plan. All old tour permit forms should be destroyed and not used. Please allow plenty of lead time when submitting your request with a minimum of 21 days. Approval of all Tour Plans for local, national and International activities is done at the local Council office.
No extra training requirements are required by leaders at this time. Requirements for Youth Protection Training, climbing, swimming, shooting sports, etc remain unchanged. Units will need to fill-out Tour Planning Worksheets completely to expedite approval.
New Item: The signature of the registered unit Committee Chair or Charter Representative is one of the required signatures on all Tour Planning Worksheets. The tour leader is the second required signature. Tour & Activity Plan is available online through "My Scouting". No signatures required.
Tour and Activity Plans can be sent to SFBAC 1001 Davis Street, San Leandro, 94577 or faxed to 510-567-1269.
The new paper version of the Tour & Activity Plan is a writeable PDF - Simply type on the form and print. This form of Tour & Activity Plan still requires actual signatures.If you have questions or need help, please contact: Bobbie Trujillo at 510-577-9200
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