SIGN A WAIVER?
Scouts Canada does NOT require it’s members
(or their parents) to waive their rights to participate in
approved Scouting activities. Parents who waive the rights of
their child are not doing so at the request of
Scouts Canada and are NOT protected by Scouts Canada
Scouters are NOT authorized to sign waivers on behalf of Scouts
Canada. A member or individual that signs a waiver for a Scouting
activity is NOT protected by Scouts Canada insurance,
therefore is accepting personal responsibility.
When negotiating the use of services of an activity provider
(ie., a climbing wall), they may request a Waiver. Be reminded
waivers must NOT be signed. Contact the Scouts Canada,
Northern Ontario Council office to review the request to ensure
only the responsibility that rightfully belongs to Scouts Canada
CAMPING & OUTDOOR ACTIVITY GUIDE
Approved Scouting activities are events that
have been approved by Group Committees, utilizing proper forms
from the Camping/Outdoor Activity Guide. Locally made forms are
NOT permitted and will void Scouts Canada insurance for approved
- Camping and Outdoor Activity Application, This
application is to be completed by the Group Committee on
behalf of any section planning to undertake any Camping or
- Safety Checklist, to be completed by the
Scouter in charge of any section applying to go Camping
or on an Outing.
- Physical Fitness Certificate, This form is to
be filled out by the parent/guardian at the beginning of
each Scouting year and kept by the leader. It is the
parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to update the
leader of any changes in the medical condition of their
child/ward throughout the Scouting year.
This form should be filled out for adults as well.
- Parent/Guardian Consent Form, This form must
be signed by the parent/guardian for every
- Tour Permit, For All Travel Outside of Canada,
the form must be completed by the Leader in Charge, this
form is not required when the Tour is into USA and the distance
from home is not more than 200 km and time out of Canada is less
than 12 hours.
- Incident Report Form, This form must be
completed by the Leader in charge for any incident which
might lead to a claim against Scouts Canada’s insurance
policies, immediately following the incident either call Scouts
Canada 1-800-339-6643 or fax to 1-613-224-5982
- First Aid Usage Log, This form must be
completed by the Leader in charge and retained until
submitted to the Council office.
Upon completion of an Activity/Event/CAMPS, the forms must be
forwarded to the Thunder Bay Areas (NOC) office, please ensure
forms are appropriately signed.
For convenience forms can be forwarded to the NOC office
Forms can be found in CAMPING & OUTDOOR ACTIVITY GUIDE (March
2000), on the Thunder Bay Area Website
(my.tbaytel.net/scouts), Scouts Canada Website
(www.scouts.ca) or from the