- Summer Camp
- Patrol Guides
On the recommendation of our Charter, First Church in Marlborough (Congregational), and in consultation with Knox Trail Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 41 Marlboro, MA the following policy regarding medications was instituted on April 2, 2003.
At or on any event, outing, meeting, campout or trip, adult leaders of Troop 41 will not handle, dispense, safeguard or otherwise be responsible for any prescribed medication for any boy in the Troop. This policy will in no way prevent a boy from using prescribed medication provided the boy or an adult, accompanying the boy specifically for this purpose, is solely responsible for the care and use of said medication.
If your scout has a severe food allergy or other potentially life-threatening medical condition, a parent or legal guardian will be required to accompany the scout on all campouts and troop events to ensure the scout's safety.
This is fully in keeping with the official rules of the Boy Scouts of America which states in the Guide to Safe Scouting:
"The taking of prescription medication is the responsibility of the individual taking the medication and/or that individual's parent or guardian. A Scout leader, after obtaining all the necessary information, can agree to accept the responsibility of making sure a Scout takes the necessary medication at the appropriate time, but BSA policy does not mandate nor necessarily encourage the Scout leader to do so."