Medical Alert

A national jamboree can be an exhausting experience. Many activities are physically strenuous and may result in special medical support considerations. It is necessary for medical staff to be aware of participants who have certain physical conditions that may require special consideration. Conditions requiring a medical alert are:

Cardiac history

Diastolic blood pressure of 100 mmHg

Diabetes mellitus under treatment with insulin or oral medication

Marked obesity

Acute or severe bronchial asthma under treatment anytime during the past 24 months

Sickle-cell anemia, hemophilia, leukemia, or severe blood dyscrasia

HIV infection

Epileptic seizures having occurred within the past 12 months

Psychiatric illness under current treatment

Physical disability

Any person with a severe disability or any of the above conditions, or with a reason to believe they may be medically unfit for jamboree participation must submit a request for a medical alert. Health forms for all medical alert requests must be submitted to Central Minnesota Council, BSA, 1701 Ninth Ave. N., St. Cloud, MN 56303 by April 1, 2001.