The Scouting adventure, camping trips, high-adventure excursions, and having fun are important to everyone in Scouting—and so is your safety and well-being. Completing the Annual Health and Medical Record is the first step in making sure you have a great Scouting experience. So what do you need?
These are the various forms you may need to use or wish to review.
- Annual Health and Medical Record - This page will give you the latest AH&MR and the advisories for your Doctor for each BSA High Adventure camp you are going to visit so they can make an informed decision on filling out your Part C.
- AH&MR Instructions Handout - Full instructuions for filling out the Annual Health & Medical Record.
- AHMR Frequently Asked Questions - Fequently Asked Questions.
- Medical Risk Factors for Your Participation in Scouting
- Medication Use in Scouting
- AHMR Safety Moment
- Immunization Exemption Request
The AHMR form consists of three parts: Parts A and B, for all participants to complete, and Part C for a licensed healthcare professional (HCP), e.g., an M.D., D.O., N.P., or P.A.
- Part A: Informed Consent, Release Agreement, and Authorization
— Check for restrictions and signatures. Discuss any restrictions with the individual, parent/guardian when a youth is involved, and unit adult leaders.
- Part B: General Information/Health History
— The emergency contact information is vital, so confirm its accuracy with the participant.
— The health history section boxes checked “yes” may be topics for discussion with the participant or help explain restrictions.
— Review whether or not the participant is allowed to take over-the-counter medications. Some states require authorization by a parent/guardian and a licensed HCP. Check with the camp you will attend or the council health supervisor.
— Note the immunization history, including that of tetanus. An exemption requires a completed form; some states may require additional forms. Check with the camp you are attending for specific requirements.
- Part C: Pre-Participation Physical (for resident camps and events lasting 72 hours or more)
— Review the form for high blood pressure and excessive body weight. Both are serious risk factors for illnesses and injuries during BSA events, especially in the backcountry.
— Check restrictions, abnormalities, or other medical issues checked as “false” by the HCP.
— Discuss any issues with the individual, the parents/guardian if applicable to a youth, and unit adult leaders.
— If there is no signature from the healthcare provider, the form is not valid.