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Immunization Policies Approved by the National Health and Safety Support Committee

Posted on 21 October 2008 by Dan

A task force was put together by the National Health and Safety Committee in order to come up with immunization policies for participation in BSA activities.

The Immunization Task Force’s recommendation to the National Health and Safety Support Committee:

Report of the Immunization Task Force
Approved 13 October 2008
by the
National Health and Safety Support Committee
Boy Scouts of America

Recommend adoption of the following:

ARTICLE ONE: For the benefit of individual health as well as that of the community in general, it is the Boy Scouts of America national policy that members of the organization adhere to the joint recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians with regard to obtaining age appropriate immunizations.

ARTICLE TWO: When attending Boy Scout of America national programs and council and district programs or activities that require Class 1, 2, or 3 Physical Examinations, it is required to have current tetanus immunization. The following immunizations are strongly recommended:

· Hepatitis A
· Hepatitis B
· Diphtheria, pertussis
· Meningococcal
· Polio
· Measles, mumps, rubella
· Varicella
· Influenza

ARTICLE THREE: Persons attending national scouting events or council and district events requiring a Class 1, 2 or 3 Physical Examination will be allowed to attend if they have not received the above immunizations, but a Medical Alert must be noted on the individual’s physical form. Event sponsors, such as a Jamboree or camping program headquarters, must maintain the ability to identify inadequately immunized participants and locate them in case of a necessity for isolation or quarantine as per local public health official directives. Exceptions to tetanus immunization will be accepted for medical, religious, or philosophical reasons.

According to Richard R. Bourlon, P.E., CSP, Health and Safety Team Leader, additional support information is in development to support the articles.

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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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World Scouting Jamboree Official Song 2007

Posted on 08 July 2007 by admin

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Japanese, American scouts to hold jamborette at Camp Kinser

Posted on 24 April 2007 by admin

III MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, OKINAWA, Japan – More than 800 American and Japanese Boy and Girl Scouts will team-up and take part in the 18th U.S.-Japan Friendship Jamborette aboard Camp Kinser April 27-29.

This year’s event commemorates the 100th year of scouting and will bring American and Japanese scouts together in a spirit of friendship and international understanding.

The jamborette, sponsored and hosted by the Okinawa Council Scout Association of Japan, and the Greater Okinawa District, Far East Council of the Boy Scouts of America will begin with an opening ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 28. A variety of scouting contests and skill development activities are planned, including: building water-powered rockets, timed tent pitching, memorization games, knot tying relays, rope-bridge crossings and running relays. The day concludes with traditional Okinawan tug-of-war contests from 1-3 p.m.

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Iraqi Boy Scouts Prepare for Jamboree

Posted on 17 April 2007 by admin

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