Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: Health & Medical Forms
Re: Health & Medical Forms
Wed, 2 Jun 1999 12:51:14 EDT
We try to avoid this problem.
When a Scout is about to join the Troop, we give him/parents an application
(which has the class 1 form on the back) and TWO copies of the Class 3 form.
We tell them to fill out the application but NOT the class 1 form on the back
(this eliminates the problem of forgetting he is on the back of a carbon
form, and getting mirror image medical information on the fronts of all
application copies except the first one).
Then we tell them to fill out all of the class 3 except the part for the
doctor, and return it with the application. This provides us with a lot more
information than the class 1 - in some cases very imporatnt information. The
other copy of the class 3 is to be used the next time they go to the doctor.
Most kids get to the doctor at least once between when they join and when you
will need a class 2 or 3 form. This way you will have it without any special
trip to the doctor, or need for a "rush" physical. In our area, the schools
require a physicians certification every year, so this can be done in
conjunction with the school physical. NO fuss, no muss, and we have better
info than we would ever have otherwise. Every fall, we pass out blank class
3's and we encoourage the parents to do an update every year (i.e. when you
go to the doc, get a new form done)
With this system, even for an activity that requires a class 3, we usually
have a current one on hand. We try to get the adults to do the same, and
only have a problem with those who don't go for a physical on a regular
basis. Also forces some of us who might not otherwise to get a regular
A copy of all of the medicals goes along on every trip.