BSA Physical Dilemma
Wayne Hill (whill@CBIS.ECE.DREXEL.EDU)
Wed, 18 Jun 1997 08:32:36 -0400
I just got my physical for Summer Camp, Class III.....yes I'm at that age.
Every year I get the same comments about my mom having to sign it with that
little added snicker. I know the form says you need a parent's signature
if you're younger than 18 years and all that stuff....I don't think the
doctor sees that part. My question is, why doesn't National (in the U.S.)
come up with a health form for adults? What do you other scouters do in
other parts of the world?
Also, the Class I/II form says "If your child has had a medical evaluation
(physical examination) within the last 36 months, a copy of the results of
this examination must be attached to the health history for all
participants in a camping experience lasting longer than 72 consecutive
hours ( 3 days and nights)." Now every Summer Camp I've gone to requires
a physical examination within 12 months of Summer Camp. Every year some
parent insists that the form says 36 months so that must be BSA policy and
doesn't the BSA Camps have to obey the policy of BSA? We aways look like
the bad guy. Maybe somebody from National is out there an can clear things
up for us.
ASM, Troop 165
Gloucester City, NJ, USA
Camden County Council
Lekua 77 Brotherhood
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