Existing Volunteers must secure and provide updated clearances to Minsi Trails Council:

  1. Link to Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  2. Link to Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check; and
  3. Link to Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal History Background Check (required for all employees and some volunteers) Volunteers use code: 1KG6ZJ 


    Download Council PA Resident Volunteer Waiver for Volunteers who have resided in the Commonwealth of PA for the past 10 years, can submit the Disclosure Statement for Volunteers in lieu of the Fingerprint based FBI Clearance. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. How long are my previous clearances good for?

A. Clearances are valid for 60 months (5 years) following the disseminated date noted on each clearance. 

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

A. To be current, as per Pennsylvania law, all existing volunteers must secure their new clearances prior to the earliest expiration date, to continue their volunteer role.     

Q. How to submit clearances to Minsi Trails Council?

A. Unit based: You retain the originals, provide a copy to your unit committee chairperson. 

A. District based: You retain the originals, provide a copy to your District Executive or District Chairperson. 

A. Council based: You retain the originals, provide a copy to the council registrar. 



  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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