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

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

    OR
     
  4. Volunteers who have resided in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the past 10 years, can submit a Disclosure Statement for Volunteers in lieu of the Fingerprint based FBI Clearance: Disclosure Statement & Waiver Application for FBI Background Check for volunteers

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. 

 

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 

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

 

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.,Wed.,Thur.,Fri.)
10:00am - 5:00pm(Tues)

 

MINSI TRAILS SCOUT SHOP

991 Postal Road
Allentown, PA 18109

Phone: (610) 266-7770

HOURS OF OPERATION:
10:00am - 1:00pm and 1:30pm - 6:00pm (Tues., Weds., Thurs., Fri.)
10:00am - 1:00pm (Sat.)

Closed Sunday & Monday