BSA Medical Forms

When should the BSA medical form be filled out?

When your child has his or her annual checkup, take along a copy of the BSA medical form to get it filled out also.

Sometimes this takes parents by surprise. Remind them to do it when they have their child’s physical. And adults who will be participating in activities will also need one. The form ensures that activity leaders are aware of any medical issues for the participants. This is one of the BSA safety rules.

Where can I find the latest version of the medical form?

The newest version of the BSA medical form can be found on the 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.

Do I need Part C?

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. Then when it is time to get ready for summer camp, everyone will be prepared.

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10 responses to “BSA Medical Forms”

  1. SANDRA Avatar

    need to fill out parts A&B where are they

    1. Scouter Mom Avatar
      Scouter Mom

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

  2. Andy Loy Avatar
    Andy Loy

    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 Avatar

    How do you print this out??

    1. Scouter Mom Avatar
      Scouter Mom

      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 Avatar

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

    1. Scouter Mom Avatar
      Scouter Mom

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

  5. Amelie Avatar

    Can a parent, who is a physician, fill out their own child’s section C ?

  6. Stacey Avatar

    Do you know if Part C is required for an adult scouter attending only 24-36 hours of winter camp, an event which will be >72 hours in total? I’m trying to figure out if I need to ask them to scramble and get the physical. Thanks if you can help!

  7. Christine Kline Avatar
    Christine Kline

    I am going on-line today to print out and match up old vs new versions of the camp medical form. I was one of the parents who had the last minute scramble last summer. My original copies included the authorization for the administration of medication by camp personnel as well as the emergency treatment plan for allegric reactions/self-administer form. If these are still needed by nursing staff, why can’t I find them on-line?

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