The bilingual Annual Health and Medical Record was released September 3, 2012, and its use will become mandated January 1, 2014, in an effort to support the BSA's All Markets Strategy. As you know, accurate medical information is vital to keeping Scouts safe and healthy at all Scouting events. This new format will make it easier for councils and volunteers to have a completed AHMR— as required for participation in all Scouting events, including day and resident camps and High-Adventure bases (it should be updated no less than annually). These revisions do not include any changes to BSA policy and will benefit everyone in Scouting, no matter what adventure is being planned. The previous forms, catalog No. 34605 and bin No. 680-001 are obsolete and all PDF versions should be destroyed.
- The record now lives on an interactive web page (where you'll always find the most current information) on Scouting Safely. Scouts, Scouters, parents and staff can download, fill in, and print it on standard paper, and can save an electronic copy for their personal files. Go to www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/ahmr.aspx
- Parts A and B - the health history and release statement - will be utilized the most.
- Part C (the physical examination) should be completed if you are participating in an event that exceeds 72 consecutive hours, such as high-adventure bases (Philmont, Northern Tier, Summit Bechtel Reserve, and Florida Sea Base), jamborees, summer camps, and Wood Badge training courses. Part C also is required for participation in a resident camp setting or when the nature of the activity is strenuous and demanding such as service projects and work weekends.
The frequently asked questions (FAQs), have been updated to reflect the changes in the record. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Health and Safety Team at Health.Safety@scouting.org.