scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Medical Form Question
Thu Mar 23 2000 - 15:36:06 CST
Now someone has asked if we can staple
a Class 3 physical to a Class 2 form and have it serve as a Class 2 for 3
years. Their point is that the medical requirements of a Class 3 include
and exceed the Class 2 so that it really can serve as this a Class 2 as
well, and longer.
Here is an example of how this might work. A boy goes on a high adventure
outing in Janurary 1998. In June 1999 he wants to go to summer camp and now
wants his (admittedly outdated for Class 3 purposes) medical form to serve
as a Class 2 for summer camp. He suggests that we take the Class 2 form
needed for camp and staple the Class 3 physical to it. It hasn't been more
than 3 years since he has seen the doctor and had a physical and that is all
that is required for the Class 2 activity. I can't for the life of me see
what the problem would be, but toss the issue up for the group
Oh, heavens. My grandmother used to say, "Lazy people take the most pains."
Fill out the correct form and use it. If you have ever been a camp medical
officer and had to page thru non-standard forms trying to find the info you
want on THIS one Scout, you'd know what I mean.
The parent can fill out most stuff and have the healthcare practitioner sign
it. Yes, they can copy over the lab dipstick results and the BP and the
immunization DATES as well as the doc's secretary, and the secretary will
thank you for it.
As an alternative, be prepared : (hmmmm, where have I heard that before
?<G>)-- tkae BOTH forms to the health exam and fill 'em BOTH out for
signature. Make lots of copies for camp, outings, etc.
Auny and going in 01! (and frequent event camp nurse <G>)
I useta be an Eagle...