As an employee of Minsi Trails Council - Camp Staff, you are required by law to secure and provide the following clearances to Minsi Trails Council:

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. Why do i pay the fees for each clearance?

A.  All fess are incurred by the person applying, recognize this is not a BSA fee, rather a state law.  The fees are associated with the State of Pa. 

Q.  How long does it take the Commonwealth to process the clearances?

A. Some of the clearances come back within a few minutes, however some may take as long as 4-6 weeks.

Q. What is the timeline to provide the clearances to Minsi Trails Council?

A. As Per Pennsylvania law, all new employees must secure their clearances prior to employment in any capacity. 

Q. How to Submit Clearances to Minsi Trails Council?

A. Camp Staff: You submit the originals to the Director of Support Services.  Please include with your camp staff paperwork.  


  1. Pennsylvania Website on Child Protection: www.keepkidssafe.pa.gov

  2. Pennsylvania Volunteer FAQ: keepkidssafe.pa.gov/cs/groups/webcontent/documents/document/c_135249.pdf

  3. Pennsylvania Mandated Reporter FAQ: keepkidssafe.pa.gov/cs/groups/webcontent/documents/document/c_137646.pdf

If you need assistance or have questions, please use our staff contact page - Staff Contacts 


MINSI TRAILS COUNCIL                                           MINSI TRAILS COUNCIL                                                      
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Physical Address:                  Mailing Address
991 Postal Road                       P.O. Box 20624
Allentown, PA 18109                Lehigh Valley, PA 18002-0624