New Annual Health and Medical Record

An updated Annual Health and Medical Record will be available to Scouts everywhere Sept. 3, 2012. Its use will be mandated by Jan. 1, 2014.

The 2012 AHMR revision includes several noticeable changes. In an effort to support the BSA’s All Markets Strategy, we have developed a bilingual format. 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 all participants.

One other feature is a scanner-friendly Part C, a pre-participation physical that will facilitate electronically capturing key data for faster intake at large events and camps.

As always, careful planning went into the development of the updated version, with input coming from councils, volunteers, and the Health and Safety Team. These revisions do not include any changes to BSA policy and will benefit everyone in Scouting, no matter what adventure is being planned.

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