Boy Scouts of America

BSA Medical Forms

All four of my boys had their physicals yesterday. And I took along the BSA medical form to have it filled out so they would be ready for camp this summer.

Sometimes this takes parents by surprise. Remind them to make an appointment and get it done if they haven’t already.  The newest version of the BSA medical form can be found on the Scouting.org website:

BSA Medical Form – current version

Parts A and B are required for all Scouts and adults participating in any Scouting events. This is the one the adult or the Scout’s parents fill out. Parts A and B cover things like contact information, insurance coverage, health history, hold harmless release, photo release, and adult or parent signature.

Part C is usually the one that causes last minute scrambling. It is the physical. It seems like no matter how many times you warn the parents that their kids are going to need a physician’s signature on the medical form, there are some who put it off until right before camp. Part C is required for Scouts and adults  if any of the following apply:

  • The event will last more than 72 hours
  • The event is a high adventure base event
  • The event is strenuous and demanding

Part D only applies to Scouts and adults who are going to a high adventure base.

Scouts and adults who will be participating in a back country activity need to pay particular attention to the height and weight regulations on a form.

So if you don’t have your forms ready for your Scouts and yourself, stop delaying and make an appointment today.

7 Responses to BSA Medical Forms

  1. SANDRA July 10, 2012 at 3:43 PM #

    need to fill out parts A&B where are they

    • Scouter Mom July 11, 2012 at 8:28 AM #

      They are pages 2 and 3 of the form. Just print those two pages.

  2. Andy Loy August 24, 2012 at 4:10 AM #

    Also, just a tip. The BSA Physical is valid for 1 year. So if you have a reason to visit a doctor sometime soon after camp, go ahead and get the physical done. Prevents the typical “scrambling” that happens with every scout, parent, volunteer, and staff member i have ever known. Hope this helps!

  3. Colin March 28, 2013 at 10:28 PM #

    How do you print this out??

    • Scouter Mom March 29, 2013 at 10:22 AM #

      Click on the link above and it should open a PDF file. Normally this will open in Acrobat Reader and you can print out the whole thing or selected pages from Reader.

  4. flmom June 16, 2013 at 4:29 PM #

    Can the medical form be signed by a chiropractor? I know the schools will take a chiropractic exam here in FL. Will scouts?

    • Scouter Mom June 24, 2013 at 12:09 PM #

      You should always check med form questions with your local council before heading off to camp. Better safe than sorry!

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