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New, Simplified Annual Health and Medical Record

In preparation for the summer camp season, a new, simplified annual health and medical record effective March 1, 2014. Thanks to you, your unit volunteers volunteers, and your parents, and your unit leaders for providing constructive feedback on how the Boy Scouts of America could make the record easier to use while still collecting the information needed to make sure our Scouts are ready for their experience.

ACTION NEEDED: We need your help in eliminating all reference to any prior versions of the record within our council and unit literature, leaders guides, and websites. If you encounter any links or ‘old’ versions please notify [Click for member's page] with a link.

For more information please visit: http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/ahmr.aspxExternal Link.

To learn more, the Boy Scouts of America invites you to participate in a webinar on April 4 at 1 p.m., Central. On April 4, log on tohttp://www.livestream.com/bsanationalcouncilExternal Link.

 Some of the key updates are:

 -The primary version will be English. The existing bilingual version will remain available.

 -Part A (Informed Consent, Release Agreement, and Authorization) will contain no medical information and will be shorter by one page.

 -Part B (General Information/Health History) will include only the most important information needed.

 -Part C (Pre-Participation Physical) will be reduced to one page with expanded sections for allergy explanation.

-Supplemental Risk Advisory (former Part D) will be shortened and be location specific. This is designed to take to physicians so they will better understand what activities their patients will participate in.

 -A redesign of the landing page for the annual health and medical record website so participants and parents will be able to download only what they need.

If you have questions about this updated record, please contact: vac-bsa@scouting.org