Medical Form & Permission Slip
Personal Health and the
Annual Health and Medical Record
Find the current Annual Health and
Medical Record by visiting http://www.scouting.org/
The Scouting adventure, camping trips, high adventure excursions, and having fun are important to everyone in Scouting—and so are your safety and well-being.
Completing the Annual Health and Medical Record is the first step
in making sure you have a great Scouting experience. So what do
All Scouting Events. All participants in all Scouting activities, such as local tours and weekend camping trips of fewer than 72 hours, need to complete and return to their unit leader parts A
and B of the Annual Health and Medical Record. These forms need to
be updated at least annually.
Part A is an informed consent, release agreement, and authorization
that needs to be signed by every participant (or a parent and/or legal
guardian for all youth under 18).
Part B is general information and a health history.
Going to Camp? A pre-participation physical is needed for resident, tour, or trek camps or for a Scouting event of more than 72 hours, such as NYLT. The exam needs to be completed by a certified and licensed physician (MD, DO), nurse practitioner, or physician assistant. If your camp has provided you with any supplemental risk information, or if your plans include
attending one of the four national high-adventure bases, share the
venue’s risk advisory with your medical provider when you are having
your physical exam.
Part C is your pre-participation physical certification.
Planning a High-Adventure Trip? Each of the four national high-adventure bases has provided a supplemental risk
advisory that explains in greater detail some of the risks inherent
in that program. All high-adventure participants must read and
share this information with their medical providers during their
pre-participation physicals. Additional information regarding highadventure
activities may be obtained directly from the venue or your
Prescription Medication. Taking prescription medication is the responsibility of the individual taking the medication and/or that individual’s parent or guardian. A leader, after obtaining all the necessary information, can agree to accept the responsibility
of making sure a youth takes the necessary medication at the
appropriate time, but the BSA does not mandate or necessarily
encourage the leader to do so. Standards and policies regarding
administration of medication may be in place at BSA camps. If state
laws are more limiting than camp policies, they must be followed.
The AHMR also allows for a parent or guardian to authorize the
administration of nonprescription medication to a youth by a camp
health officer or unit leader, including any noted exceptions.
Annual Medical Form