The 2012 AHMR revision will have several noticeable changes. In an effort to support the BSA’s All Markets Strategy, we have developed a bilingual format. As you know, accurate medical information is vital to keeping Scouts safe and healthy at all Scouting events. This new format will make it easier for councils and volunteers to have a completed AHMR—as required for all participants.
In addition, we have included information regarding the Summit Bechtel Reserve in preparation for the 2013 National Jamboree and its 2014 program. The early release of the revised AHMR (initially, it was planned for a December 2012 launch) will support the jamboree medical team by enabling all jamboree participants the chance to submit their medical information on the revised record as early as possible.
One other feature is a scan able Part C, a pre-participation physical that will facilitate electronically capturing key data for faster intake at large events and camps.
As always, careful planning went into the development of the updated version, with input coming from councils, volunteers, and the Health and Safety Team. These revisions do not include any changes to BSA policy and will benefit everyone in Scouting, no matter what adventure is being planned. The revisions will also be reflected in all supporting documents such as the AHMR FAQ page.
Once the bilingual AHMR and its supporting materials are launched Sept. 3, any older printed versions should be destroyed. Please host the AHMR page link, www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/ahmr.aspx, on your Web page and not a PDF version of the form to avoid any confusion. You’ll always find the most current information on that Web page.
A preview copy of the record can be found here—http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/680-001_preview.pdf. For those of you attending Top Hands, Richard Bourlon will be available to answer any questions.
Although most questions will be addressed on the updated AHMR FAQ page, feel free to contact the Health and Safety Team at Health.Safety@scouting.org if you have any concerns.