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Lion and Tiger Parent

If, you have completed an application for your youth to join as a Lion or Tiger Scout, you are considered a Adult Parent Partner.   

  • Lion Adult Partners – Clearances are NOT required for Lion Adult Partners as they are participating in the BSA program as parents. Clearances ARE required for Lion Den Leaders.

  • Tiger Adult Partners – Clearances are NOT required for Tiger Adult Partners as they are participating in the BSA program as parents. Clearances ARE required for Tiger Den Leaders.

If, your participation changes to one of the following below, you then are required by law to secure clearances.  Definition: Acting in lieu of or on behalf of a parent (at no point am I the person in charge of children). Or providing care, supervision, guidance or control of children and having regular and repeated contact that is integral to my volunteer responsibilities.   

  • Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, or Webelo Den Leader or Assistant Den Leader.  Take on a leadership role; Committee Chair, Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmaster, Committee Member. 
  • At a Minsi Trails Council owned Summer Resident Camp.  This includes; Akelaland, Camp Minsi and Settlers Camp - clearances ARE REQUIRED of parents/guardians who attend camp as volunteers, as they may be acting in lieu of a parent and will have routine interaction and direct contact with youth.
  • Drivers to camps or events or unit meetings – if a parent asks another parent (parent to parent) to drive their son to an event or camp or meeting then clearances are NOT required. If however a carpool is organized or drivers are recruited by the unit’s leaders, then clearances ARE REQUIRED.

  • Parents helping with fundraisers (Show and Sell and/or store front sales) – if the parent will be or could be responsible for a child other than their own son (or daughter) then clearances ARE REQUIRED.

New Volunteers must secure and provide the following clearances to Minsi Trails Council:

  1. Report of Criminal History from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), (free after 7/25/15)

  2. Child Abuse History Clearance from the Department of Human Services, (free after 7/25/15),

  3. Fingerprint based FBI Criminal History Clearance submitted through the Department of Human Services, $27.50,

Frequently Asked Questions:

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 volunteers must secure their clearances prior to volunteering in any capacity. 

Q. How to Submit Clearances to Minsi Trails Council?

A. Unit based: You retain the originals, provide a copy to your unit committee chairperson. Include your new BSA Adult membership application. 

A. District based: You retain the originals, provide a copy to your District Executive or District Chairperson. Include your new BSA Adult membership application.

A. Council based: You retain the originals, provide a copy to the council registrar. Include your new BSA Adult membership application.

RESOURCES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

  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 contact your local District Executive 

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Minsi Trails Council

MINSI TRAILS COUNCIL
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

991 Postal Road
Allentown, PA 18109

Phone: (610) 264-8551
Fax: (610) 465-4500

HOURS OF OPERATION:
9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon. -  Fri.)
 

MINSI TRAILS SCOUT SHOP

991 Postal Road
Allentown, PA 18109

Phone: (610) 266-7770
Fax: (610) 266-7798

HOURS OF OPERATION:
9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon., Wed., & Fri.)
9:00am - 7:00pm (Tues., & Thurs.)
9:00am - 3:00pm (Sat.)