Accurate medical records for campers and staff are required by BSA standards and state law. They are also critical to ensure timely, effective care should you or your Scout become sick or injured while at camp. All campers, adult leaders and staff MUST complete the BSA Annual Health and Medical Record form annually. Forms expire after 12 months.
Scouts MAY NOT participate in many camp activities including (but not limited to) swimming, boating, climbing, COPE, and sports, and may not remain in camp longer than 72 hours without a completed medical form.
Read the medical form carefully. This page highlights areas that are commonly incomplete. All portions of the form must be completed for ALL summer camp programs.
Common mistakes include:
- Missing emergency contact information (Part B)
- Incomplete medication information (Part B)
- Missing authorization for non-prescription medication (Part B)
- Missing medical insurance card (Part B)
- Missing immunization record (Part B)
- Missing parent/guardian signature (Part A & B)
- Missing physician signature (Part B & C)
- Physical exam more than 12 months ago (Part C)
NOTE: State regulations require that a copy of your complete immunization record be attached to your medical form.
Submitting your medical form
Cub Scout Day Camp
Medical forms must be submitted to the Nashua Valley Council service center before June 15. This allows our medical staff ample time to review and contact parents if there are concerns. Please only submit copies and retain the ORIGINALS, as medical forms will not be returned. Mark your Scout’s medical form with the week they will be attending camp along with their Pack number and town.
Boy Scout Resident Camp
Scouts attending camp with their troop should submit their medical forms to the unit leader. Unit leaders, please bring all medical forms to the pre-camp meeting in July.
Scouts attending camp in the provisional troop should bring their form with them to check-in on Sunday, even if you have attended camp with your troop earlier in the summer.
Webelos Resident Camp
All campers, volunteers and staff must have a completed camp medical form on file. Scouts will not be allowed to participate in many camp activities without a completed medical form, signed by a licensed health care practitioner. Completed forms must be submitted before the Scout arrives at camp. Prior to June 15, forms should be submitted to the Nashua Valley Council office. After June 15, mail your form to Camp Wanocksett Attn: Webelos Resident Nurse. Forms must be submitted no later than August 1. Returning your Scout's form early enables the camp health officer to review the form and resolve any missing information before your son arrives at camp. Include a cover page with your Scout's medical form indicating which session they will be attending.
MEDICAL FORMS ARE NOT RETURNED AT THE END OF CAMP. Always submit a COPY of your medical form. Keep the original for use at other Scouting activities.