Travelling on Adventures FAQ

  1. Where can Groups travel to on Scouting Adventures? 
  2. Do Groups need to maintain the Two Scouter Rule when going on adventures?
  3. Who are able to drop youth to and pick them up from meetings?
  4. Who are able to drop youth to and pick them up from meetings?
  5. What administration may be needed for travel within or outside of Canada?
  6. What needs to be done within MyScouts prior to travel?
  7. How are adventures funded?
  8. Uniforms and travelling
  9. What modes of transportation are permitted to use for travel?
  10. Which Policies, Procedures and Standards should you read to ensure safety when preparing for a travelling adventure?
  11. Can I contact Safe Scouting when my Group is travelling internationally?

 

 

Where can Groups travel to on Scouting Adventures? 

Almost anywhere! Just ensure your Group stays within our Adventure Standards.  

 

 

Do Groups need to maintain the Two Scouter Rule when going on adventures?

Yes. The Two Scouter Rule is our MUST DO safety tool. It ensures the safety of both the Scouter and youth with security provided by the second Scouter. 

 

 

Who are able to drop youth to and pick them up from meetings?

Parents are responsible for arranging transport of their children to and from Group and Section Scouting adventures. 

Parents may arrange transportation by family members or other parents taking children to and from the activity. If the other parent asked to transport youth is also a Scouter the The Two Scouter Rule applies, this means the lone Scouter may not transport youth to and/or from meetings. If Scouters are to do this there must be two Scouters in attendance.

Within your youth's MyScouts account, under "Member Options" ---> "Emergency Information" you can list if you would like your Emergency Contact to also be permitted to pick up your child. 

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What administration may be needed for travel within and outside of Canada?

Adventure Application Form

Third Party Waivers, indemnification and hold-harmless agreements procedure

Non-member Individual Hold Harmless Agreement Procedure

Tour Permit

 

 

What needs to be done within MyScouts prior to travel?

Guide your Scouters and parents of youth attending the adventure to ensure all of their medical and emergency contact information is correct and up to date.

Run any reports your Group feels they may want to print & travel with.

 

 

How are adventures funded?

Fundraisers! Here is a link to fundraising resources

Scouts Popcorn has been our largest fundraiser since 1989!

Scoutrees has been our longest running fundraiser starting in 1972!

To find out about fundraisers that may be happening locally visit your Council website. Here is a link to our Regional Map where you can connect to your Council's website. 

Independent Group fundraisers initiated by a participants or a Scouter's idea can be anything your mind can come up with given safety is maintained. Make sure these fundraisers are within our Section and Group Fundraising Policy Also, see safety protocol below for Policies, Procedures and Standards to prepare with.

Keep in mind that Fundraising can include Gifts-in-Kind (non-cash gifts). Here is a link to our Gifts-in-Kind Procedure

 

 

Uniforms and travelling

It is the choice of your Group if you would like to wear a uniform when travelling or during an adventure, however, the uniform unites us and easily identifies us to one another and the world. 

Scouting events worldwide that bring different Groups together are a great occasion to bring extra neckers to trade and proudly wear your uniform.

 

 

What modes of transportation are permitted to use for travel?

 Our Transportation Standards outline the parameters for, Chartered Commercial Transportation (Ground, Water, Air), Commercial Transportation (Ground, Water, Air), Rented Vehicles and Private Vehicles.

 *note travel via private aircraft are not an accepted transportation method or activity.

 

 

Which Policies, Procedures and Standards should you read to ensure safety when preparing for a travelling adventure?

Here are the Policies, Procedures and Standards that outline the safety parameters for going on an adventure. Keep in mind that there are other Policies, Procedures and Standards that may be applicable to your Group's adventure which are not listed below as they would be specific to particular occasions for example, Swimming Standards, Watercraft Standards or Winter Sport Standards. 

International Travel Standards

Group Safety Leadership Guide

Adventure Standards

Emergency Management Standards

Non-member Individual Hold Harmless Agreement Procedure

First-Aid Standards

Safety First Policy

Prohibited Activities Standards

Safety Equipment Standard

Code of Conduct Standards 

 

 

 

How do I contact Safe Scouting when my Group is travelling internationally?

For emergencies contact the country's emergency number. This applies to within Canada as well.

The 24/7 Safe Scouting line is unavailable outside of Canada, we ask that if you are outside of Canada to use the alternative reporting procedures we have available such as the Safe Scouting App and emailing the team directly using safety@scouts.ca.

 

 

 

Help Centre

Still, need help? Please feel free to contact the Scouts Canada Help Centre.

 

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