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Health Records and Medications

Accepted Medical Forms

The new Annual Health and Medical Record Form is the only allowed medical form. Other forms such as sports physicals or physicals for non-Scout camps will not be accepted!  We need Parts A, B, and C    Part C must be signed by your health care practitioner on or after July 1, 2016  

 
 
IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY TURNED IN YOUR MEDICAL FORM TO THE TROOP YOU MUST.....

BRING 2 COPIES OF THE FORM TO THE PRE-CAMP TROOP MEETING ON FRIDAY June 16th (OR Friday June 23rd)

IF WE DO NOT HAVE A CURRENT AND PROPERLY SIGNED FORM YOUR SCOUT WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO CAMP
AND MUST RETURN HOME UNTIL THE PROPER FORM IS DELIVERED.
 
 

Medical Record Reminder

All physical forms require more than one signature and many blank spaces to complete, during check in our staff will check for the following:

  • Physician signature and date  Part C must be signed by your health care practitioner on or after July 1, 2016 
  • Parent signature (where appropriate) and date
  • Immunization history
  • Allergies and chronic conditions
  • Current medication
  • Any other conditions of which the health officer should be aware

Physicals are merely an overview of a Scout’s health. Remember to ask Scouts how they’re feeling before they come to camp and take appropriate action.

 

 

Medical Insurance

Scouts without Medical Insurance – Scouts are not required to have medical insurance to attend camp and those that don’t should write “none” in spots on the Medical Record Form that requests insurance information.  Failing to do so can greatly delay medical rechecks as most Scouts are not familiar with their medical insurance status.

Scouts with Medical Insurance – Please be sure to both complete the appropriate sections of the Medical Record form with the correct information and attach a photocopy of the Scout’s Insurance card.

 

Temperature Screening Policy

Any camper with a temperature of 101°F or above will be sent home.  Temperatures will be taken during medical rechecks and all campers must have their temperatures taken before leaving for camp. This may be done by parents at home or by troops at their meeting locations but must be done before you leave for camp. Campers who have a temperature of 101°F or above may return later in the week when their temperature has dropped but their temperature will be taken when the camper enters camp property.

 

Medications in Camp

All medication will be dispensed by a Troop 98 adult at the troop’s camp site. Units who wish to oversee the storage and dispensing of medications to their campers must meet the following requirements:

  • All medications must be stored in a lockable container that remains locked except when the unit is dispensing medication.
  • Units must bring their unit storage container with them to medical rechecks so the container can be inspected.
  • Medications shall be stored in their original containers in the unit storage container. Most pharmacies will provide an extra container if needed.
  • A camper shall not bring more than a one week supply of a medication.

Storing camper medication is a National Policy not a choice of Ockanickon and we are not permitted to allow campers to hold their medications except in the case of emergency medications like an EpiPen or fast-acting heart medication.

The medication administration form must be completed for any scout who requires medication to be administered at camp. Please bring the completed form with your son’s medication to Sunday’s check-in.

 

Scouts with severe allergies who normally carry an EpiPen the Scout should do so at all times at camp. If the Scout brings an extra EpiPen, this extra unit must be stored in the Health Lodge. Scouts that suffer from an allergy attack must report this to the Health Lodge. Campers may seek treatment for non-emergency food reactions at the Health Lodge.

 

 

Medical Emergencies

All injuries and/or illnesses must be reported to the Camp Health Officer as soon as possible. In the event that an injury requires emergency medical transportation, 911 may be dialed from any phone in camp. Emergency transportation should be requested through the Health Officer or Camp Management if at all possible and/or as soon as possible. Once an emergency has been reported and any initial care has been delivered, the parents or guardians of the injured Scout will be contacted based on the information on the provided health form. If a Scout needs to be transported to receive non-emergency care, this will be done preferentially by any parents at camp followed by a unit leader if no parent is available.

 

 

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