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  1. I have had good experience with coleman peak 1 $18 most stores think i paid $13 on sale no problems with it and good low simmer control i wouldnt use anything else
  2. Its best for everyone to consult with medical professionals on the topic as first aid instructors have told me, otc meds are comfort meds you wont be saving anyones life with otc meds, you can be exasperating an existing problem by masking symptoms making it more difficult for others to diagnose ,
  3. No it is not a blanket approval approved otc must be listed can only administer listed otc meds
  4. Statement "Administration of the above medications is approved for youth by: " is on form b applies to all scouts at all outings it is not authorization to administer any OTC meds at will it is intended for scouts that are currently taking OTC meds for various ailments, those meds must be listed on form b for anyone to administer them, such scouts should have their own meds and leaders advised of their condition and what meds to give them and when just about all states have regs on who can administer what meds to others cant even give Tylenol to others without authorization
  5. you skipped the line that says "Administration of the above medications is approved for youth by: " OTC medications youth is taking must be listed its not a blanket authorization to administer any OTC meds at will
  6. the BSA medical form I have authorizes camp office to administer the meds its not a blanket authorization for all have it in front of me as going to camp on sunday this is a BSA local council med form " the following medications are available in the camp health office and will be administered at the discretion of the camp medical officer. If approval is ordered by the healthcare provider below"
  7. one could get a prescription for EpiPen to administer to others, if you tell your dr your a scout leader with regular outings with kids, and inform them of various first aid training you may have had, they can write you a prescription for the EpiPen to administer to others, that would be up to dr's discretion I have discussed this issue during various first aid courses, what is always mentioned is do not have your meds available to others, scout trips FAK which is accessible by other leaders and parents should not have such things in them, want to have meds in your FAK, put it in your personal FAK not in group FAK
  8. check your laws, in most places its against the law to administer such to others, unless its by a parent or certified to do so. I only keep such on my personal FAK not in pack accessible FAK, Benadryl does not stop reactions only alleviates symptons and could hinder first responders or other medics diagnosis,
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    Do immigrants camp?

    I am part of a pack in Chinatown most of the pack is Chinese, many choose activities for the kids that will benefit them academically, school school and more school after school classes, weekend classes, summer school classes, there are probably 2-5 afterschool centers per block in Chinatown, that is their priority they do not put an emphasis on scouting like they do on academic activities, if it doesn't help their 6 yr old get into Harvard or Yale they wont put the time in yes there are some that take advantage of scouting and outdoor opportunities but they are a small percentage of the population
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    Do immigrants camp?

    As an Immigrant myself from Italy idea of camping in Italy and most of Europe is different than US, in Italy there is almost no public lands that you can just set up a tent and few places that is allowed is highly regulated European national lands is more like US national and state parks as opposed to US and state forests its mostly caravan(camper) camping and that is very limited excursions into the forests are day trips whether for hunting foraging or just hiking I have family through out Europe, while many of them are outdoorsy none of them camp the way we do in the US
  11. if you have any questions ask council for approval and get it in writing everything is fine until something goes wrong,, when something goes wrong, being in violation of policy is not a position you want to be in. as per gtss, safe swim defense applies to waters over knee deep
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    Just got 1 girl

    BSA policy is separate dens any looking the other way is what BSA has done for decades and why they have the problems they currently have there are lots of rules/regs /policies I disagree with I still follow them I Have zero respect for leaders who only follow policy when its convenient scout oath scout law, woodbadge beads mean absolutely nothing when such leaders violate policy if you have a few girls and combine them with boy dens you lack leadership and all the children within the unit suffer
  13. Terasec

    Keep the Mosquitos Away When Camping

    prefer to keep chemicals to a minimum, especially when kids are involved there are also natural repellents one should consider, eucalyptus and peppermint oils as an example
  14. Terasec

    The liability of being a Boy Scout Leader

    Regardless of liability and fault, there is always risk of litigation, a leader can spend years and thousands of dollars fighting litigation regardless of waivers most lawyers will pursue the carriers and orgs with funds, not so much the individual him/herself,