Storing and Locking Prescription Medications
Prescription medications used by adults or girls must be kept
locked away during overnights on Girl Scout sites. It’s an American
Camp Association standard. Camping at Winacka or Whispering Oaks?
You’ll find lock boxes in each cabin and refrigerator. Use the
locking packs in the refrigerators for meds that need to remain cool
or when taking meds on a hike or other location away from the site.
Camping at Balboa or Escondido? Bring a combo lock and your own box
or backpack where meds can be locked away. A TSA lock works just
fine. Locking prescription meds is a good practice at non-Girl Scout
sites too and may be required.
Rescue medicines. It’s important to know that rescue
medicines, like epi-pens for allergies, asthma inhalers, and
diabetes medication, must be immediately available. Do not lock
these. Girls may carry rescue medicines themselves if approved by a
parent and physician.
Over-the-counter medicines. It’s optional to lock up
over-the-counter medicines like first aid cream, Advil, etc.