Aquatic Forms & Resources

Forms for Planning a Trip

  • NEW! Tour Plan -Effective March 1, 2011, what are currently known as local and national Tour Permits will be superseded by what will be called the Tour Plan. The online tour permit system will be suspended.  Units must complete this form when planning for a local, national, or international adventure. The 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.  All unit outings that have aquatic activities require a Tour Plan.        

         A tour plan must be submitted for council review when:

  • Trips of 500 miles or more
  • Trips outside of council borders not to a council-owned property
  • Trips to any national high-adventure base, national Scout jamboree, National Order of the Arrow Conference, or regionally sponsored event
  • 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.)
  • At a council's request
 
A tour plan must be submitted at least 21 days in advance to ensure your council has enough 
time to review the plan and assist you in updating the plan if it is found defective. When the  review is complete, the second half of the plan is returned to you to carry on your travels.

          BSA Tour Plan Policy

         Tour Plan Worksheet & Application FILLABLE PDF Version  No. 680-014 (2011)

 

 

Safety Training

  • Aquatics Supervision Guidebook, No. 34737 *The primary resource for aquatics at the unit level
  • Safe Swim Defense Online Training
    • Safe Swim Defense flyer, No. 34370
    • Safe Swim Defense training outline, No. 19417
    • Safe Swim Defense--It Works! video, No. AV-09V029
    • Safe Swim Defense certificates, No. 34243
  • Safety Afloat Online Training
    • Safety Alfloat flyer, No. 34368
    • Safety Alfloat training outline, No. 34159
    • Safety Alfloat video, No. AV-09V002
    • Safety Alfloat commitment cards, No. 34242
  • BSA Lifeguard
  • Hazardous Weather Training CD, No. 610642
     
     

 

Program Aids 

 

 

Local Pool & Watercraft Resources

 

Other Aquatic Related Web Links

 

American Red Cross, Grand Canyon Chapter http://www.arizonaredcross.org/

YMCA http://www.valleyymca.org/

US Coast Guard www.uscgboating.org

US Coast Guard Auxiliary  http://www.cgaux.org/

US Power Squadron http://www.usps.org/

Arizona Game and Fish Department www.azgfd.gov

National Safe Boating Council http://www.safeboatingcouncil.org/

National Water Safety Congress http://www.watersafetycongress.org/ 

US Sailing Association www.ussailing.org

Arizona Yacht Club &  Arizona Sailing Foundation http://arizonayachtclub.org/

American Canoe Association http://www.americancanoe.org

Desert Paddlers http://www.desertpaddlers.com/

PADI http://www.padi.com/scuba/

NAUI http://www.naui.org/

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration http://www.noaa.gov/