Re: BSA Physical Dilemma
Peter E. Dente (peter155@BOULDERNEWS.INFI.NET)
Wed, 18 Jun 1997 08:04:43 -0600
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
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
a physical examination within 12 months of Summer Camp.
Wayne seems to be a frequent attender of summer camps; I am assuming he
has gone to at least one a year for the past three years. The
requirement above would seem to require that he provide a copy af ALL
exams within the last three years along with the helth history form.
Doesn't this seem like bureaucratic overkill?
The need here is to ensure that an individual wanting to attend camp
provides a reasonably current statement of health from a qualified
physician along with a history to put the current report in context.
Individuals from 5 to 18 change so much physicially within a 12 month
period, I really question the current value of a physical exam that is
older than 12 months.
I hope BSA has a more realistic and reasonable policy.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City