Youth Protection

YPT Required for All Leaders

The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. To maintain such an environment, the BSA developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies and provides parents and leaders with resources for the Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Exploring programs.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Boy Scouts of America’s Youth Protection policies and the training you must complete if you are a registered adult member of Scouting

PA Act 15 (Criminal Background Check) Resources:

With the implementation of PA Act 15 of 2015, all volunteers registered with the Boy Scouts of America in the Moraine Trails Council, and adults helping the unit with youth on a regular basis, must have the required criminal background checks.

Links for the PA State Police criminal history check and child abuse clearances. Be prepared to enter all of the places you’ve lived since 1975 and all of the people you’ve lived with since 1975.

The third criminal background check is the fingerprint-based FBI clearance. Any volunteer aged 18 or older who hasn’t lived in Pennsylvania for the last 10 years must be fingerprinted.  To begin, register here.

If you HAVE been a resident of PA for the last 10 years in a row, you can skip the FBI fingerprinting and submit the PA Disclosure Statement instead.

To obtain a copy of the CBC Compliance Tracking Sheet unique to your Unit, contact the Council Registrar at the Snyder Service Center.

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