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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.


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.

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