|All Scouters were recently sent an email titled “Immediate Action Required.” (below)
This email informs all Scouters of the new requirement regarding background check disclosures.
To summarize: all continuing Scouters need to sign the Additional Background check form and submit that with their Unit’s recharter.
This information was provided earlier in the Oct. 2nd NS blog and email regarding recharter.
|IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is committed first and foremost to keeping youth safe. Part of that commitment includes continually updating our youth protection policies to help ensure we are always on the forefront of youth safety.
As you know, one of the BSA’s many barriers to abuse is a mandatory criminal background check during the adult volunteer application process. The BSA will now also perform periodic rechecks of criminal backgrounds to support the continued safety of youth in our programs.
Please complete the process listed below at your earliest availability to help us continue to provide the safest environment possible for our Scouts and leaders. Please note that these steps must be completed before your 2020 annual registration can be processed.
If you choose to decline the background check, or if you do not complete the Additional Disclosures & Background Check Authorization form and return it to your unit leader or local council service center, your 2020 annual registration will not be processed.
We are truly grateful for your continued commitment to keeping youth safe and for helping them learn, grow, and thrive through Scouting programs.
|Background Check Disclosure|
|Additional Disclosures & Background Check Authorization|