Background Check Form

The following is based on an October 7, 2019 communication from the The Boy Scouts of America (BSA):

The 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.

  1. Review the "Background Check Disclosure” document.
  2. Print the “Additional Disclosures & Background Check Authorization" form. Review the additional disclosures on that form, then complete and sign the Authorization using an ink/wet signature. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.
  3. Turn in the signed Authorization to your unit leader (Scoutmaster for Troop 54 or Troop 7054, Committee Chair for Pack 54).

Please note that these steps must be completed before your 2020 annual registration can 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.

The Heart of New England Council has further directed that any adult registered with more than one unit submit one completed form to each unit.


Page updated 10/9/19
J. Froimson

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