scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: Lock-in event policy
Paul S. Wolf (paul.s.wolf@ALUM.WPI.EDU
Sat Mar 04 2000 - 11:41:51 CST
> Pack 21 Lock-in/Camp-in Policy 12/21/99
> Cubs may attend sleepovers at Pack approved sites with the
> following restrictions:
> 5. Parents or adults should not be responsible for more than one (1)
> extra child which is not their own offspring. IE Mr. Green, who is
> NOT the Den Leader, has brought his Tiger son, and Bear son, and
> has agreed to be responsible for Mrs. Black's Webelos son Jimmy.
> Mr. Green has a permission slip with emergency phone numbers, a
> medical waver, and a Class III medical form for Jimmy Black.
> 6. All boys attending without their parents must have a signed
> permission form, a signed emergency medical waver, and an up to
> date BSA CLASS III medical form.
As Wendie surely knows, a Class III medical form is always desirable, of
course, because of the full physical exam and information it contains.
However, it is probably NOT necessary in this case. It certainly
wouldn't be required under the provisions of the Guide to Safe Scouting,
even if "lock-ins" were specifically listed in the Guide. A current
Class I form would be sufficient.
Here's what the Guide says:
Class 1: Includes any event that does not exceed 72 consecutive
hours, where the level of activity is similar to that normally
expended at home or at school, and where medical care is readily
available. Examples: day camp, day hike, swimming party, or an
overnight camp. Medical information required is a current health
history signed by parents or guardian.
Lock-ins would surely fall under those guidelines.
Also, "Waiver" is mis-spelled in a number of locations.
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu
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