BSA Health & Medical Records
All youth and adults attending
Tomahawk must have a completed
Long Term BSA Health and Medical
Record on file with the Health Director.
National BSA policy requires that
each participant, regardless of age,
uses the same form and has it completed
by a medical
professional. The camp physical has provided early detection of potential problems and valuable information needed in case of an emergency. It has helped make camp a safer place.
that all health forms be collected
by the unit leader at least two
weeks prior to camp, to ensure that all campers have a completed form.
Bring a copy. Do not send the originals to
Wisconsin State Law requires Tomahawk to keep a copy of every
participant's health form for two years. For this reason please come prepared with a photocopy of the health for our records.
where to get a camp physical?
The first thing would be to check with your primary medical provider about setting up a physical for camp. Other quick clinics such as Minute Clinic at CVS and Walgreens Health Services also provide services for Camp Physicals.
Minor first aid can be handled by
your troop or crew with your unit’s first aid
kit. Other injuries or illnesses can be
referred to the camp staff. Although
medical services are available 24
hours a day, please limit non-emergency
visits to the Health Director to those
times in the morning
and evening designated
for “sick call.” In an
please have a staff
member in your camp
help you contact the Health Director for
assistance and relay relevant information.
Parents, or guardians, will be
notified of a camper illness or injury if
it requires a trip to town. There is no charge for medical
services performed in camp for Scouts
and leaders, except for certain medical
All campers needing services
performed in town at the hospital/
clinic are required to handle payments
through the unit or family insurance
Family Island campers will receive
medical treatment only in an emergency
situation. Other medical issues
will be referred to the local hospital/clinic.
Sick Call Times
Morning: 9:30 am to 10:30 am
Evening: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
All non-emergency medications
that need to be taken by any Scout at
camp must be administered by a designated
adult leader. This leader can
be an assistant Scoutmaster, Scoutmaster
or parent. Emergency medication
like an inhaler or Epi-pen should
be with the Scout at all times. Tomahawk
can store some medications that
Medications must be in their original
container with the camper’s name,
the name of the medication, dose,
frequency and the physician’s name.
Please send a supply for 8 days, not
the whole bottle. The dose and frequency
on the bottle will be followed,
so please ensure that all bottles convey
the correct information.
Medications must be stored in a
secure area and out of reach of Scouts.
Units must have a lock-box or a
system in place to secure medications.
If you do not have a way to secure
medications in the campsite, Tomahawk
can provide you a lock box for
purchase. Units are required to
record medications using the provided
medication log book.