Medical Forms and Procedures

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Medical Forms

Each Scout, adult, and visitor staying overnight is required to submit a "BSA Annual Health and Medical Recordwith parts A, B, and C completed upon arrival at camp.  A completed form includes a copy of the participant's medical insurance card.  This form requires an annual update by a certified and licensed healthcare provider.  This form must be updated and signed within 12 months of the date you arrive at camp.  Only submit copies of medical forms; do not submit originals.  Do not mail forms to the council office; bring them to camp.  An electronic and editable copy of the form can be downloaded by clicking the link above.

Health and Safety Emergencies

 Precautions for the safety of all Scouts and Leaders are paramount in the development of our programs and facilities.  In the event medical needs arise while you are in camp, our Health and First Aid Facilities are available with qualified personnel on duty 24 hours a day.  Additionally, we have an agreement with Bethesda North Hospital, located 7 miles from Camp Friedlander on Montgomery Road to handle any emergency that exceeds the capability of our trained medical staff.

Medications

All medications, prescription and not presctription, brought to camp by Scouts and adults are REQUIRED to be secured in a locked storage.  This policy may seem too strict for over the counter medications; however, if a camper consumes medication that is not meant for them, it has deadly potential.  There will be certain exceptions for lifesaving medications to be carried at camp.  Our health officers will make this decision during the medical record review.

A designated troop leader should be named responsible for storing and distributing medications within the troop's campsite upon approval of the Health Officer. The camp can provide locable storage and medication logs upon request.  Medications requiring refrigeration will be stored at the Health Lodge.  Medication must be in the orginal container and contain the following information:
1) Camper's name and troop number
2) Name of prescribing physician
3) Prescription number
4) Date perscribed
5) Name of medication
6) Directions for use