Medical

Medical


Troop 49's number one goal is scout safety. We are lucky enough to have multiple health care professionals in our troop, but we need your help to keep your scout safe.

We prefer to take precautions and prevent undesirable emergencies on outings than dealing the undesirable consequences that could occur. This is particular important in remotes setting where we are miles from a road and evac to a hospital may take hours or even days.


Medical Forms


Any scout attending an outing of LESS than 72 hours must have the following form filled out and signed by a parents or legal guardian:


Any scout attending an outing of 72 hours long or longer must have the following form filled out and signed by a parents or legal guardian:


Questions? Check out the Instruction Handout or speak with one of our adult leaders.


Health forms must be updated yearly.


Medications

If your scout is taking any medications, please file out our Routine Drug Administration Record. This is required if you would like an adult leader or camp staff to administer medication on an outing.

If your scout is self-administering medications, that's great, but we should still be aware of what they are taking for safety reasons.


Medical Issues of Concern

The BSA have identified a number of medical risk factors that may impact the safety of an outing. If you have a significant medical issue, please speak with our leadership so that we can keep you or your scout safe on an outing.

Medical Risk Factors include:

  • Cardiac or Cardiovascular Disease (to include rhythm disorders)

    • Coronary artery disease

    • Prolonged QT syndrome

    • Ion channel disorder

  • Diabetes

  • Seizures (Epilepsy)

  • Asthma

  • Autism spectrum disorders (ASD)

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

  • Psychiatric/Psychological and Emotional Difficulties

  • Excessive Body Weight (Obesity)

  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

  • Sleep Apnea

  • Allergies or Anaphylaxis

  • Ingrown Toenails, Recent Musculoskeletal Injuries, and Orthopedic Surgery

  • Immunodeficiency

  • Sickle-cell anemia

  • Hemophilia

  • Leukemia

  • Severe blood problems

  • HIV infection

  • Need for blood thinners


If your scout is participating on an outing with Troop 49, we need to know if they have any of the conditions listed above. Knowledge of these issues will allow us to plan for and better prepare your scout for a safe adventure.

Medical issues of concern often affect adults on outings more so than our youth. It is important to understand that medical evacuations in the wilderness are often dangerous and impact the safety of everyone on an outing. We keep our scouts safe by ensuring everyone in the group is safe, adults included. Adults with significant medical issues should discuss this with our adult leadership.


Medication Holidays

If your scouts is on medications during the school year, for any reason, taking them off of medications for a scout outing or scout camp can be extremely dangerous. We are happy to speak with you one-on-one about this and advise AGAINST dramatic changes in medication use during outings.