A completed BSA Health Form_AB is required for all participants at cub camps regardless of age. Parts A & B are the participant’s basic medical history and questionnaire that can be easily be completed in a few minutes.
All BSA Annual Health Forms must have been completed and signed within the last 12 months. Example: If you or your Scout completed this form on June 1st, it is valid through June 30th. If you will be at a camp that lasts beyond June 30th, you must complete and bring a new health form. Note: State law requires health records be retained (by us) for at least two years, so they will not be returned at the end of camp. Parts A and B (only) are required for all cub camps, but Webelos crossing over into Boy Scouts, and who attend a summer camp this year with a Troop, must have BSA Annual Health Form-ABC completed, signed, and dated by a physician.
To learn more about these forms and download copies to fill out, please visit the BSA national web site. The proper form is under the heading “All Scouting Events.”
Medical forms can be frustrating sometimes. Make life easier for everyone by following the advice below:
Each camp employs qualified medical personnel and has a well-stocked medical office. In addition, most staff members are certified in basic first aid and CPR. Minor scrapes, insect bites and bruises are handled in camp. In the event of a serious injury or illness, participants will be sent to the nearest hospital.
Wisconsin State Law (for Webelos Camp at Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan): All medications brought to camp must be their original containers, labeled to include the name of the camper, name of the medication, dosage, frequency of administration and the route of administration. All medication prescribed by a physician shall, in addition, be labeled to include the name of the prescribing physician, prescription number, date prescribed, possible adverse reactions, specific conditions when contact should be made with the physician and other special instructions as needed.
All medication brought to camp by a camper under 18 years of age shall be kept in a locked unit and shall be administered by the camp medical staff.
Exception: When a camp’s facilities are used for a program of three nights or less [all of this year’s camps meet this exception], an adult leader of the group may keep all medications brought to camp by a camper under 18 years of age in a locked unit. The adult leader shall be responsible for the administration of the medications. All medications administered must be recorded on the Routine Drug Administration Record, which must be submitted to the medical officer at the end of camp. This form will be provided at camp. Emergency medications, such as inhalers, EPI-Pens and heart medication, may be carried by a camper or, preferably, an adult leader from his unit.
All camp staff members are trained in and practice the procedures for any emergencies that may arise in camp. Emergency procedures will be discussed with participants at the beginning of each camp session. An emergency drill will also be held within the first 24 hours of each camp session. In the event of an emergency, please follow the instructions posted throughout camp or follow instructions from the camp staff.
All programs will take place at camp, rain or shine. Every attempt, within common safety guidelines, is made to offer the full outdoor program each day. Special rainy-day or heat-advisory program features may be substituted for some activities in cases of extreme weather. Refunds will not be offered if you choose not to attend based solely on weather.
Our camps have policies in place to ensure the safety and security of all campers, leaders and staff members. Part of this plan includes ensuring that everyone in camp is authorized to be there. To be sure that everyone in camp is accounted for, each Scout and leader will be issued a wristband to be worn at all times. If the wristband breaks, please trade it in for a new one.
Staff members will wear photo ID badges. Finally, visitors will be issued special visitor tags. If you see someone without proper camper, staff or visitor identification, or if you see someone acting suspiciously, please tell a staff member.
In addition, each camp has established special procedures for any early pickup of a Scout from camp. If your Scout will be picked up early by someone other than the person who dropped him/her off, please complete a Camper Release Form and turn it in at check-in. When the person arrives to pick up your Scout early, the camp management will check for photo identification before calling for the Scout.
All aquatics activities in Scouting are conducted in accordance with national policies, including Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat. All youth and adult participants are designated as swimmers, beginners, or nonswimmers based on swimming ability confirmed by standardized BSA swim classification tests. Each group is assigned a specific swimming area with depths consistent with those abilities. These tests will be conducted as time allows. Adults must be available to pass the BSA swimmer test to assist with the new boating program at camp.
Please obey all posted speed limit signs in camp. No vehicles are allowed in camp past the parking lot except to unload gear for overnight camps. Once your gear is unloaded, please promptly return it to the parking lot. All roads must be kept clear for official camp vehicles and in case of emergency.