All of which creates a great deal of confusion for people trying to find up-to-date information. I can understand that the BSA does not want to do paper printings of documents "ahead of schedule" due to the cost, but there is no reason why there cannot be a specific online repository of all BSA documents (including those that currently cost money - yeah, sure) that is updated whenever a major change needs to be made - and I think the elimination of the tour permit/plan falls into that category.
It is an easy thing to fix and the impact on volunteers would be immediately felt. I will say they seem to going in the right direction with new sites like Program Resources and Troop Leader. I'd prefer an online library model where finding the docs were a bit easier (search feature, indexed, cross-referenced, etc.).