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Cardiac Science to Support the Jamboree with AEDs

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Cardiac Science to Support the Jamboree with AEDs

Posted on 07 June 2010 by Dan

With yesterday’s story about the National Jamboree World Record Breaking CPR and AED Training event that will be held at the National Scout Jamboree, here is some more Jamboree Safety news!

Cardiac Science Corporation will provide 32 Powerheart® AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) to be available at the 2010 Jamboree to help protect the lives of guests and participants. Following the event, these AEDs will be donated to the Boy Scouts of America and awarded to Councils and Troops in communities around the country.

Additionally, Cardiac Science will provide 2,500 AED instructional sheets to be used in the CPR/AED training event.

To learn more about Cardiac Science and how you can set up an AED program, visit  http://www.cardiacscience.com/cardiology-products/aed-defibrillator/

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2010 National Jamboree Staff Training Available

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2010 National Jamboree Staff Training Available

Posted on 14 November 2009 by Dan

2010 National Scout Jamboree Staff Training CertificateWhile it hasn’t been officially announced on bsajamboree.org yet, the 2010 National Jamboree Staff Training is now available in MyScouting. The training which is consistent with other BSA online trainings consists of a video, flash based presentation, checks on learning, and additional information that can be downloaded.

The training starts out with an introduction video from Terry Dunn, the 2010 National Jamboree Chairman, which stresses the importance in preparing for the Jamboree experience. The training then breaks down in the following sections: Prior to arriving to the Jamboree, Jamboree information, Jamboree Experience, your departure, and a conclusion. At the end of the training course you will be given a link to download a reference information sheet with additional resources to prepare for the Jamboree, and a link to the Jamboree Staff Guide.

The main goal of the training was to answer questions Jamboree Staff members have and make sure everyone is on the same page. As long as you’ve read the staff guide, and paid attention to everything you’ve received so far, there should be no surprises in this training.

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2010 National Jamboree Personalized Medical Forms Delayed

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2010 National Jamboree Personalized Medical Forms Delayed

Posted on 16 August 2009 by Dan

The National Jamboree Medical Team has notified participants and staff members that the personalized, bar-coded medical records for the Jamboree have been delayed. (It was unclear if participants recieved an email directly, or if the Council’s were notified. All staff members should have recieved, or will be shortly, the below message.

The Jamboree team is working with our contractor to expedite delivery of your personalized, bar coded medical record for the Jamboree. Deployment was scheduled to begin on July 27th. We are working with the contractor to provide an enhanced medical record to insure that the information you provide is readable by the medical service team. We feel that a slight delay to make this the “BEST, most EXCITING, FUN-FILLED, SAFEST, jamboree EVER!” is worth a short delay.

Once the records begin to go out it is expected that the distribution will take several weeks. If you have an expectation that you will receive your medical form immediately, please understand that the email will be coming. We do not recommend scheduling a medical exam prior to the arrival of your personalized record. Due to the large number of medicals, they will not all go out at one time. The system will send out a duplicate if you have not turned in your record starting during the holidays.

Should you contact jamboree.medical@scouting.org for any reason, we appreciate your patience with the delay you will experience in receiving a reply. All of our resources are currently dedicated to the delivery of the Jamboree medicals. Most questions can be answered quickly by visiting www.bsajamboree.org and selecting “Be Prepared”. As more information is available, it will be posted on the website.

Thank You,
Jamboree Medical Team

Additional Jamboree medical information can be found under the Be Prepared section of the 2010 Boy Scout Jamboree website.

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2010 National Jamboree Leader’s Guide Released

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2010 National Jamboree Leader’s Guide Released

Posted on 14 August 2009 by Dan

Jambo Leaders Guide CoverThe 2010 National Scout Jamboree website now includes a copy of the 2010 National Jamboree Leader’s Guide (pdf). According to various sources, the guide was going to be posted by the end of June, however it appeared on the site early today.

The Jambo Leader’s Guide includes additional information needed to continue preperations for the 2010 National Jamboree. Topics include, but are not limited to:
– Introduction
– Jamboree Leadership
– Troop Opeartions (Pre-Jamboree Planning & Activities)
– General Information for Troop Operations
– Equipment
– Subcamp Overview
– Adminstrative Group
– Food Services Group
– Retail Group
– Enterprise Risk Management Group
– Jamboree Media & Corporate Alliances Group
– Program & Regional Support Group
– Appendix (Maps, Plans, Forms, & more)

If you are going to the jamboree, this guide will help answer your questions, even if you aren’t a contigent or unit leader.

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New ‘Annual Health and Medical Record’ to Replace Class 1, 2, & 3 Health Forms

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New ‘Annual Health and Medical Record’ to Replace Class 1, 2, & 3 Health Forms

Posted on 19 December 2008 by Dan

The Boy Scouts of America has released a new Annual Health and Medical Record, a new one stop medical record for your use. This new form will replace the former Class 1, 2, and 3 forms, which will be phased out during 2009. The new form, No. 34605, will be required effective January 1, 2010, and for the 2010 National Scout Jamboree.

Links to download the new form are below.

The form consists of three parts:
Parts A and C are to be completed annually by all BSA unit members. Both parts are required for all events that do not exceed 72 consecutive hours, where the level of activity is similar to that normally expended at home or at school, such as day camp, day hikes, swimming parties, or an overnight camp, and where medical care is readily available. Medical information required includes a current health history and list of medications. Part C also includes the parental informed consent and hold harmless/release agreement (with an area for notarization if required by your state) as well as a talent release statement. Adult unit leaders should review participants’ health histories and become knowledgeable about the medical needs of the youth members in their unit. This form is to
be filled out by participants and parents or guardians and kept on file for easy reference.

Part B is required with parts A and C for any event that exceeds 72 consecutive hours, a resident camp setting, or when the nature of the activity is strenuous and demanding, such as service projects, work weekends, or high-adventure treks. It is to be completed and signed by a certified and licensed health-care provider—physician (MD, DO), nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant as appropriate for your state. The level of activity ranges from what is normally expended at home or at school to strenuous activity such as hiking and backpacking. Other examples include tour camping, jamborees, and Wood Badge training courses. It is important to note that the height/weight chart must be strictly adhered to if the event will take the unit beyond a radius wherein emergency evacuation is more than 30 minutes by ground transportation, such as backpacking trips, high-adventure activities, and conservation projects in remote areas.

The new pdf version of the form can be filled out on your computer and saved for future updates. It comes with warnings against units emailing or saving electronically the forms.

A few snippets from the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q. What are the major changes?
A. A health history is still sufficient for typical activities lasting less than 72 hours (Parts A and C of the new form—similar to the old Class 1 form). For activities lasting longer than 72 hours, a medical evaluation by a health-care provider is now required annually (Part B). For high-adventure activities for which medical care may be delayed, restrictions based on standardized height/weight ratios are now mandatory.

Q. When does the Annual Health and Medical Record go into effect?
A. Everyone should begin using the Annual Health and Medical Record immediately. The existing stock of Class 1, 2, and 3 forms can continue to be used while supplies last in 2009. The only supported form effective January 1, 2010, is the Annual Health and Medical Record. Its use will be mandatory for the 2010 National Scout Jamboree.

Q. How often will I need to renew/update my Annual Health and Medical Record?
A. This form will need to be updated annually, just as many schools or sporting leagues require an annual update. Many changes can happen throughout a year, including changes in disease processes, medication, address, and insurance.

Q. Why do I need to put my child’s or my own social security number on the record?
A. It is your choice as to whether you fill in this number; however, in many states, medical care cannot be rendered without it.

Read the rest of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

The new forms come in two printing styles:
Annual Health and Medical Record (Prints on four 8.5 x 11 sheets)
Annual Health and Medical Record spread (Prints on two 8.5 x 11 sheets)

The new Annual Health and Medical Record cites two additional forms:
– Immunization Exemption Request – Request for exemption from tetanus immunization requirement.
– Medical Care Exemption Request – Request for exemption from medical care.

Both of which, according to the Scouting Safely section of the National Council website, will be coming soon.

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2010 National Jamboree Staff Patch

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Prospective 2010 National Jamboree Staffers Recieve Their Staff Patch

Posted on 29 November 2008 by Dan

2010 National Jamboree Staff PatchReports have been coming in over the past weekend that some Scouts and Scouters who applied to be on the staff for the 2010 National Boy Scout Jamboree have received letters from National that have included their staff patches.

Even if you have yet to be selected for a staff position and returned your Letter of Agreement, it appears that you should be receiving a letter that includes a 2010 National Jamboree Staff patch.

The letter states that your application has been competed and that you may be selected as a staffer at some point in the future because “the selection process can take some time.”

A couple of people on various 2010 National Jamboree yahoo groups have stated that they are disappointed with the quality of the patch. However other than that they are Made in China, they have not elaborated.

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Health and Safety Service Splits up for 2010 National Jamboree

Posted on 22 October 2008 by Dan

In order to make the 2010 National Scout Jamboree “The Best, Most Exciting, Fun-Filled, Safest Jamboree Ever” the services handled in the past as “Health and Safety” have been split into two separate services.

Safety Services, which will be lead by Sven Rundman, National Capital Area Council, will focus on proactive accident prevention efforts to meet the goal of ZERO accidents at the 2010 National Scout Jamboree.

Medical Services, which will be lead by Dr. Carl Marchetti, Monmouth Council, is currently focused on identification and education of medical risk factors for participants, and efforts to ensure participants and staff are “getting fit” for the event. During the 2010 Jamboree, the Medical Services will provide on-site injury and illness care, if required, to return participants to their Troop as soon as possible.

Each Region will have a Chief Medical and Safety Officer who will oversee the Sub Camp Medical and Safety Officers. Selection of these key Safety and Medical Professionals is almost complete.

In order to make sure you are ready and “fit” for the 2010 National Scout Jamboree, visit the “Be Prepared” section of the official BSA Jamboree website.

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2005 National Jamboree Sign

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Last Jamboree at Ft. A.P. Hill?

Posted on 22 March 2008 by Dan

2005 National Jamboree SignWe’ve been hearing rumors that the BSA has been looking for a different site for the Jamboree for a few years now. These rumors had started picking up again, with information that 2010 will be the last Jamboree held at Ft. A.P. Hill. I have yet to find anything official in writing, but Roy More posted a fairly email from a fairly reliable source on his Scout Patch Auction blog

I can officially tell you that the rumors you have heard are true. The 2010 National Jamboree will be the last one to be held at Fort A.P. Hill. There is a committee of volunteers that has been appointed by Rick Cronk, the National President, to find a permanent home for the National Jamboree that will be owned by the BSA. They are currently looking at many properties. Read the rest of the post.

If you have Scouts that want to go to the Hill they better sign up fast! Most Councils have already started accepting applications, and some have already filled their expected slots.

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