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  1. RichardB

    History question

    Here is the narrative @JoeBob it is probably one of my favorite stories. Remember this was 1940. The rusty one was probably from the 20's.
  2. If I understand the back and forth of differing opinion..... In broad terms, 51 weeks of the year the statement on the AHMR covers administration of OTC's that a troop might have in their FA kit or that Scoutmaster Bessie has in hers. Tylenol, Benadryl, would be common. Unless normally taken they would not necessarily be listed by a participants on their medication matrix. In the distant past, that would have been a solution to list them all Terasec. It still could be for you or your youth. Would say it would be okay to say list 200 mg of ibruprofen as needed for pain. The week in camp, you have a council health supervisor who has authority over how a camp manages this, following local, state, or other requirements. And let's not forget, at the end of the day, the management of the medical condition is between a youth and their parent. As Eagle1993 mentions, most would check okay and leave the field blank unless there was an known reaction. Resource: https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/SAFE_USE_OF_MEDICATION_IN_SCOUTING.pdf To the OP. Something to review. https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/incident-report/incident-reviews/allergies-and-anaphylaxis/ And some guideance: https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/2013Guidelines_Managing_Food_Allergies.pdf
  3. RichardB

    History question

    John, Standards go back into the 1920's - Post WWI, units were advised to do week long camp during the summer. It didn't always go well. Standards where introduced shortly after. Source is the letters / pre-Scouting Magazine. I am pretty sure they are electronically archived, it has been a few years since I reviewed. @mrkstvns 2013 was when the NCAP program was rolled out and while I haven't found the direct link or source as above, it's my best guess that the origins of ACA's (and a couple of other) original standards came from those early ones of the BSA. I've got some neat old newsletters from the mid thirties with some standards from the era.
  4. RichardB

    Tent set up question

    You should probably ask the older scouts Mom as she obviously has set the rule.
  5. I'm replying only because I want to be able to find this in a couple of months. RichardB PS: Really glad this worked out for everyone. Between flooding and a huge snow pack water around the US is high, cold and fast this year. Please plan with vigilance and take a PAUSE before you hit the water. https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/healthsafety/pdf/680-046.pdf
  6. Transportation and trees have recently been topics of discussion here and affected the Scouting family. Before your next trip or outing, take a few minutes and review these with your peers and youth leadership. Hazard Trees: https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/safety-moments/hazard-trees/ Transportation Safety Shorts: https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/safety-moments/transportation-safety-shorts/ RichardB
  7. RichardB

    Who carries a firearm on Scout Outings???

    The joint task force was all military not civilian. No one on that TF was my boss. Sorry for your confusion.
  8. RichardB

    Who carries a firearm on Scout Outings???

    I'm pretty sure that a protection detail was not an issue in 1998, but before my time and no photos have been provided to date. I should note it was particularly impressive to watch the joint task force have the honor of taking care of him as Secretary of Defense at the 2010 Jamboree. Was a great group of folks that were on that task force and everyone of them honored that he was in attendance. To the topic at hand. The exception to firearms applies to LE officers who are required to carry within their jurisdiction, hunting in Venturing, and as part of a BSA shooting sports program. Here is a link to what those are: https://www.scouting.org/outdoor-programs/shooting-sports/ Please don't put yourself, your membership or others at risk with prohibited activities.
  9. RichardB

    Who carries a firearm on Scout Outings???

    Send me the photo and names and I'll take care of it.
  10. RichardB

    Troop Trailer Stolen

    Safety Moment on the Subject: https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/safety-moments/trailer-theft/ And a Scoutcast from this month: https://podcast.scouting.org/scoutcast/2019/june-2019-security/
  11. RichardB

    Policy on going through scout totes

    @Scoutmomonly Not here to comment on the process used, but perhaps you should review the leaders guide for the camp or if you are onsite visit with the Camp Health Officer about the background on the medication policies. The GTSS and the policies and guidance associated with the Annual Health and Medical Record and medication use are consistent. They point out that in some cases an authority having jurisdiction over the camp may have prescriptive guidelines, rules, policies or procedures regarding medications. In "most" cases, youth cannot store their own medications like they might the other 51 weeks of the year. 3rd sentence below as an example. Standards and laws change or the compliance with them may have as well. Sounds like the topic would make a great committee meeting post camp.
  12. RichardB

    Treating injuries

    Please reach out to your council / the camp and report the incident. Dependent upon the unit and / or council some accident insurance assistance may be available to the parents. Incident reporting page: https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/incident-report/ RichardB
  13. RichardB

    Activity Differentiation

    @Thunderbird and @Onslow Not sure what is confusing. Back country camping on one chart and age appropriate activity chart on the other. BOTH are current in the GTSS. What is to catch up?
  14. Just watch the speech, and don't let the CBS news take on it cloud your judgement. He is a class act.
  15. RichardB


    https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/incident-report/incident-reviews/lightning/ Might be worth reviewing, in case you are bias because it hasn't happened to you directly. Like @oldscout448's ASM.