This wasn’t just a duplication of the liability release. This permission slip was an important document. It is what gave the trip leadership authorization to take kids across the boarder and such. It was for parents who sent their kids on the trip alone or possibly a parents who couldn’t travel (think worst case scenario) and I needed to get the child across the boarder quickly. If questioned, this permission slip, that was signed by the parent and notarized gave me permission to take their child across the boarder, and because every child had a passport, we could link permission slips to each child. We also had copies of birth certificates which officially linked the parents who signed the permission slip to the kids we had passorts for. Cross every “t” and dot every “i.”

Here is an example of our permission slip.