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About Parental Consent Forms

General Information about Road Scholar's Parental Consent Forms

  • Parental Consent Forms are required for all children under the age of 18 participating in Road Scholar programs.
  • Two consent forms per child are required. One completed form is returned to the Program Provider no less than FIVE (5) weeks prior to the program; the other completed form is carried by the adult participant attending the program with the child.
  • Both copies must be signed by both parents/legal guardians of the child participating in the program. If there is no second parent or guardian with legal custody of the child (e.g., one parent has sole custody, the second parent is deceased, etc.), relevant paperwork that shows custody such as a court decision, birth certificate naming only one parent, death certificate, etc., should be carried by the adult participant while traveling.
  • Parental consent forms must be notarized if the child will be traveling outside of the country without their parents/guardians.
  • It is the responsibility of the adult participant participating in the program to ensure the child’s parent(s)/legal guardian(s) sign both copies included in this mailing, and that one copy is returned to the Program Provider prior to program.
  • IMPORTANT: Failure to return a signed consent form to the Program Provider prior to the deadline will result in the child not being permitted to attend the program.



  1. Send the child’s parents the Road Scholar Parental Consent Form. You can either download, print, and mail two copies of the consent form to the child’s parents, or you may email the parents the link below and instruct them to download and print two copies of the form. The Parental Consent Form can be accessed by clicking here or by going to:
  2. Have the child’s parents/guardians fill out and sign two copies of the parental consent form. Inform them that the forms are required for the child’s participation in the program.
  3. Send one of the completed consent forms to the Program Provider listed on your program enrollment notice. Remember to return the form prior to the deadline noted on the top of the consent form.
  4. The other form should be given to and carried by adult participant attending program with the child. Having a signed parental consent form demonstrates that the adult companion has permission from the child’s parents to travel with the child and to make decisions in the event of a medical emergency.

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