Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: Things parents don't tell you.
Re: Things parents don't tell you.
Ronald W. Fox
Sun, 8 Aug 1999 12:34:48 -0500
I won't repeat here the way's I've been trapped when I've gotten kids to
camp with something seriously wrong with them that their parents were
either too embarassed to tell me about, thought it wasn't serious enough to
worry about, or were worried that if the information were to get out, their
son would be made fun of or ostracized.
However, I have a suggestion that I'd like comments on. Very simply, the
application form should have a statement on it that would give the unit
leader access to their son's school medical records on demand. I don't
know how this would be legally structured, and whether it would be possible
to get access to them directly, or if it would have to be passed through
the parents. If the unit leader can't get access to those records, then
either the kid can't join, or the parent gives up all legal rights to sue
the Troop's leaders, the Troop's chartering partner, or the BSA.
Scoutmaster, Troop 69, Des Plaines Valley Council (W&SW Chicago Suburbs)
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