Many scout activities beyond the unit meeting require a parent permission and media release form. If you
are sponsoring an event, provide a copy of the Photograph/Recording Release Form with your flyer and registration materials.
Use this form to propose a council-wide activity or event sponsored by your district but open to other
districts. Both community organizations and BSA unit leaders should submit one of these forms at least 6
weeks prior to a scheduled event for proper approval. Many activities should be planned 6 months to a year
in advance and this form begins the process. See the Activity Proposal tab to the left for more
Many events listed on the Activities & Civic Service Upcoming Activities page may involve opportunities
for Scouts to complete requirements toward specific merit badges. Units or groups that wish to sponsor an
event that includes merit badge opportunities must include staff who are council-approved merit badge
counselors. In addition, a Merit Badge Event Approval Form must be submitted to Council at least three weeks
prior to the event.