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NEW Medical Form and Youth Protection Training Requirements for Camp

Medical Form and Youth Protection Training Updates 2018

The Buckeye Council is committed to providing a quality camping experience for everyone who is eligible to participate in summertime camping events. Below are the rules and requirements to be followed during camping activities. These rules and regulations are to be put in place before any Scouting unit attends a district or council camping experience. These updates are to provide a safe environment for all Scouts and adults attending camping activities. All units and leaders have a responsibility to maintain the safety of our Scouts.

 

Day Camp & Twilight Camp

  • All youth attending Day Camp or Twilight Camp must fill out the BSA medical form, Part A & B only.
  • All staff, including the “Lead Walker”, must:
    • Be a registered member of the BSA
    • Fill out the BSA medical form, Part A, B, and C
    • Complete the new Youth Protection Training
  • Any other adult participating in camp (i.e., parents, grandparents, siblings) must fill out the BSA medical form, Part A & B only.

Webelos Resident Camp

  • All youth attending Webelos Resident Camp must fill out the BSA medical form, Part A, B, and C.
  • All adults attending Webelos Resident Camp must:
    • Be a registered member of the BSA
    • Fill out the BSA medical form, Part A, B, and C
    • Take the new Youth Protection Training

Cub Scout Resident Camp

  • All youth attending Cub Resident Camp must fill out the BSA medical form, Part A & B, only.
  • All adults attending Cub Resident Camp must:
    • Be a registered member of the BSA
    • Fill out the BSA medical form, Part A, B, and C
    • Take the new Youth Protection Training

Boy Scout Resident Camp

  • All youth attending Boy Scout Resident Camp must fill out the BSA medical form, Part A, B, and C.
  • All adults attending Boy Scout Resident Camp, even for one night, must:
    • Be a registered member of the BSA
    • Fill out the BSA medical form, Part A, B, and C
    • Take the new Youth Protection Training

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q:  Can girls attend Day Camp or Twilight Camp?

A:  Yes. Any girls attending day camp or twilight camp must be a registered member of the BSA. Girls who are not registered members of the BSA can attend on Bring-A-Friend day. Dens can be co-ed.

 

Q:  Can girls attend Webelos or Cub Scout Resident Camp?

A:  Yes.  Any girls who are registered members of the BSA may attend Resident Camp.  Units who have a girl attending must also have a female registered leader attending Resident Camp as well.

 

Q:  Can incoming Lions attend Day Camp or Twilight Camp?

A:  Yes.  Incoming Lions can attend Day Camp or Twilight Camp as long as they are registered members of the BSA and be accompanied by an adult. Tigers must also be accompanied by an adult at Day Camp or Twilight Camp.

 

Q:  Are Lions allowed to participate in Shooting Sport activities?

A:  The Buckeye Council shooting sports committee has implemented plenty of new safety features to ensure that Lions can participate in shooting sport activities. Certified range masters and staff will be able to assist Lions in shooting sport activities.

 

Q:  I’m just attending Boy Scout Resident Camp for one night, do I still need to fill out the full medical form and be a registered adult leader?

A:  Yes. The Buckeye Council is committed to providing a safe and fun camping experience for everyone in camp. In order to do so, Buckeye Council must know who is in camp, health status and concerns, and that he/she has passed a criminal background check.

 

Q:  I’m up-to-date with the old Youth Protection Training, why do I need to take the new training before I attend camp?

A:  There are updated standards and requirements enforced in the new Youth Protection Training. Everyone attending camp should be up-to-date on the new training to provide the best experience for everyone participating at camp.

 

 

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