Each Learning for Life group/post shall have one adult, 21 years of
age or older, who shall be approved by the participating organization.
Leadership Requirements for Trips and Outings
- Two-deep leadership:
Two adult leaders, or one adult and a
parent of a participant, are required for all trips or outings. Coed
overnight activities require male and female adult leaders, both of
whom must be 21 years of age or older. Parents used to fulfill the
two-deep leadership must be approved by the participating
Definitions of outings:
Outings are trips or meetings that occur at places other than the
usual group/post meeting location and require preplanning of transportation.
Outings may have an overnight component. All groups or posts planning an
outing must read, agree, and comply with the requirements in the
- During transportation to and from planned outings:
A common departure site and daily destination point are a must. If you
cannot provide two adults for each vehicle, the minimum required is one
adult and two or more youth participantsnever one on one.
- Meet for departure at a designated area.
- Prearrange a schedule for periodic checkpoint stops as a group.
- Plan a daily destination point.
- Safety rule of four:
No fewer than four individuals (always with the minimum of two adults)
go on any overnight or extended outing. If an accident occurs, one
person stays with the injured, and two go for help. Additional adult
leadership requirements must reflect an awareness of such factors as
size and skill level of the group, anticipated environmental conditions,
and overall degree of challenge.
- Male and female leaders require separate sleeping facilities. Married
couples may share the same quarters if appropriate facilities are
- Male and female youth participants will not share the same sleeping
- When staying in tents, no youth will stay in the tent of an adult
other than his or her parent or guardian. Youth and adults, other than
the participant's parent(s), must have separate sleeping quarters.
- If separate shower and bathroom facilities are not available, separate
times for male and female use should be scheduled and posted.
- Flying activities are allowed only for Explorer posts in Learning for
Life. For details, see the Aviation Exploring Web site. Two-deep adult
leadership is required for Explorer flying activities. For basic
orientation flights, the adult licensed pilot in control of the aircraft
is sufficient for the flight while two-deep leadership is maintained on
the ground. In advanced orientation flights, Explorers may stop at
an airport different from the departure airport and even have an
activity there, such as an outing at a flight museum. Because of this
difference, two-deep adult leadership is required.
Safety First Learning for Life Guidelines
Copyright © 2002 by Learning for Life