Troop Leadership has completed a study and analysis of the current state of affairs on the Medical Forms. In order to help all to prepare for camp as well as answer questions, this is the "short version" of the report:
- For the past two years, BSA has been moving from one medical form (the "three year" form) that had several variants to a single standard across the nation
- Last year, there were conflicts between the recommended BSA"single standard" and NY State law for children's camps- The conditions above caused confusion and conflict between what BSA recommended and the forms each camp put forth- The BSA "single standard" has now been conformed to NYS law and there is no longer confusion between the camps and the BSA.
- The BSA standard form is an "Annual" form; therefore there is no longer a 3 year form. Every person (child or adult) needs an Annual Form, every year to participate in any camping trip
- What is different about the "single standard" form includes the following:
- The BSA standard form is broken down as follows:
- Parts A and B are required for every camping trip and serve as the Permission Slip in addition to medical history.
- Parts A, B and C are required for summer camps of one week or less and high adventure trips. Different camps have different requirements over one week.
- Parts A,B. C & D are required for Philmont and such.
- The BSA "single standard" form for summer camp is Form 680-001,
2011 Printing, 02/2011 which is at
- Onteora is using the 2011 Printing, 02/2011 BSA form; TMR and Yawgoog have an older version (nominal change) on their sites (2010 Printing, 11/2010 Printing and are recommending folks to use that (mine is done with that form).
- Leadership has been in touch with TMR and Yawgoog and confirmed that they will accept the older or newer version of the "single standard." THE NEWER FORM (attached below) IS RECOMMENDED BY TROOP LEADERSHIP FOR ALL PURPOSES.
- Each camp has its own peculiarities. For example. Onteora has stringent additional requirements in addition to the "single standard" form including physician sign off on medications and a Meningitis form.