Outdoor Activities

This is a comprehensive list of Troop positions with access to the Tour and Activity Plan portal on MyScouting.org.  Essentially, the Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmasters, Committee Chair, Chartered Organization Representative, ScoutParent Unit Coordinator, and all Committee Members have access to this portal and are able to complete Tour and Activity Plans.  For training on how to complete a Tour and Activity Plan click on this link.  For more specifics on submitting Tour and Activity Plans to the Grand Canyon Council, click on this link.

Blank form used to list all drivers for Scouting events and activities.  This form is to be submitted annually to the Council Service Center.  Details on BSA's insurance coverage can be found here.

Important Forms:
Permission slip blank for all activities.  One of these needs to be filled out for each event the Scout participates in.

All Scouts and Scout leaders are required to have a medical form for participation at any Scout activity.
For a weekend activityparts A and B need to be filled out and will be kept on file for one year.
For Camp Geronimo (or any long term camp)part C needs to be filled out by a physician.

Guides and Guidelines:

Age-Appropriate Guidelines
Official BSA document listing age-appropriate guidelines based on the mental, physical, emotional, and social maturity of Boy Scouts of America youth members.  Includes guidelines for all ages (Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, Webelos, Boy Scouts, Venture, and Varsity).

"A guide for current policies and procedures."  This is the online version of the guide (updated quarterly).  To download the PDF version click here.

Official BSA policy on documenting and reporting incidents, illnesses, and injuries that take place during Scouting activities.  The fillable Incident Report Form can be found here.

Official BSA policy and guidelines on wilderness use by Troops and other units.

Activity-Specific Information:
Council camps like Camp Geronimo and Camp Raymond are available all year round.  You can find the year round camping application here and the fee schedule here.

Scouting for Food (February 2014)
Every year, Troop 747 and the Grand Canyon Council participate in BSA's Scouting for Food drive.  Check the Grand Canyon Council site for information on this year's event.

Helpful hints on how to make your winter camping trip safe and enjoyable.

Places to Go in Arizona: (for links to specific locations we've visited, see our Hiking and Camping in AZ page)

National Forests (interactive map):

National Park Service - Arizona Interactive Map
        Grand Canyon NP
        Montezuma Castle NM
        Walnut Canyon NM

Maricopa County Parks
        Camping Information
        Maricopa Trail

City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation - Interactive Park Map

Philmont (New Mexico)
Florida Sea Base (Florida Keys)
Northern Tier (Northern Minnesota)
The Summit (West Virginia)

Kate Studey,
Jul 4, 2014, 2:03 PM