Permission Policy

Permission to Participate

By selecting the “Permission Granted” checkbox on a web page describing an upcoming activity of BSA Troop 614 (Pittsburgh, PA), I give permission for the named Scout to attend the specific overnight event or activity being described.

I further understand that if I do not select the “Permission Granted” checkbox, then my Scout will NOT be registered for the event. I also understand that event dates may change, if necessary, and my grant of permission for the event will automatically transfer to the rescheduled date.

I understand that at no time may a scout grant himself permission to attend an event and permission may only be granted by a parent or legal guardian.  I also agree to keep my email address updated with the troop as this is how I will be notified of event sign up and permission granting.  I understand that it is my responsibility to notify the activity  Tour Leader or Scoutmaster of any  unauthorized sign up or permission granting via the Troop 614 website.

My permission for the Scout to participate in the activity is contingent upon payment of the activity fee and a current medical form on file with BSA Troop 614 (Pittsburgh, PA). I further understand that if the fee is not paid, or no medical is on file, the scout may not participate in the named activity, even if I grant permission.

Scouts will be accompanied on all events by Scout Leaders and/or adult Scout Volunteers. I understand that transportation will be provided by these Leaders and/or Volunteers to and from the event location.

I understand that the Troop may use photos of people and groups on the troop website, newsletter, and via other methods of media. Any member objecting to the use of his or her photo, and/or objecting to the use of their child’s photo, should inform the troop committee in writing. Names are not normally used with photos, but if so, minor children will only be identified on the troop website by first name and last initial.

Hold Harmless Agreement

I understand that participation in Scouting activities involves a certain degree of risk and can be physically, mentally and emotionally demanding. I have carefully considered the risk involved and have given consent for myself or my child to participate in this activity. I also understand that participation in this activity is entirely voluntary and requires participants to abide by applicable rules and standards of conduct. I release the Boy Scouts of America, the local council, the activity coordinators, and all employees, volunteers, related parties, or other organizations associated with the activity from any and all claims or liability arising out of this participation.

In case of emergency involving my child, I understand every effort will be made to contact me. In the event I cannot be reached, I hereby give my permission to the medical provider selected by the adult leader in charge to secure proper treatment, including hospitalization, anesthesia, surgery, or injections of medication for my child. Medical providers are authorized to disclose to the adult in charge examination findings, test results, and treatment provided for purposes of medical evaluation of the participant, follow-up and communication with the participant’s parents or guardian, and/or determination of the participant’s ability to continue in the program activites.