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BSA Annual Health and Medical Record Update

The Annual Health and Medical Record was released in December 2008, and its use became mandatory on January 1, 2010. The latest update to the record consolidates all records from the National Council and the three national high-adventure base forms, enabling a single medical form to be used across all BSA activities. The new form should be phased in immediately as it renders the old forms obsolete.

The Annual Health and Medical Record is required for participation in all Scouting events, including day and resident camps and high-adventure bases. It should be updated no less than annually.

Highlights/Changes with the 2011 update:

* The record now lives on an interactive web page on Scouting Safely. Scouts, Scouters, parents and staff can download, fill in, and print it on standard paper, and can save an electronic copy for their personal files.


* Parts A and B - the health history and release statement - will be utilized the most.

* Part C is the physical exam.

* Part D is a review piece for participants attending any of the national high-adventure bases.

* The record 680-001 supersedes and is the equivalent for meeting day and resident camp standard requirements that for 2011 still reference No. 34605.

* Local councils should not modify the medical record. If customization is deemed necessary, please contact us at .

The frequently asked questions (FAQs) have been updated to reflect the changes in the record. Experience indicates that 95 percent of the questions we receive are answered on this page.

If you have any other concerns, please contact . If you have questions for a specific high-adventure base, please contact the base directly.

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