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REMINDER: Adults Attending NBOF Camps Need Background Clearances

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Child Abuse Clearances and Youth Protection Training are Required for All Adults who will be attending any New Birth of Freedom Council Camping Program.

NON-PENNSYLVANIA RESIDENTS
All adults who are non-Pennsylvania residents must comply with the child abuse requirements of their home state. (If you are unsure of your state’s requirements, please contact your council for those details.) Please compile all documents for ALL adults and submit them IN BULK along with a Unit Roster to Camping Services, New Birth of Freedom Council, 1 Baden Powell Lane, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 or scan & email to Sharon.Gochenauer@scouting.org

PENNSYLVANIA RESIDENTS
All adult Residents of Pennsylvania must submit their Youth Protection Training & all required clearance documents (descriptions below) in order to attend Summer Camp.

Out of Council Parents & Leaders: Please compile all clearance documents for ALL leaders and parents and submit them IN BULK at least two weeks prior to camp along with a Unit Roster to Camping Services, New Birth of Freedom Council, 1 Baden Powell Lane, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 or scan & email to Sharon.Gochenauer@scouting.org

New Birth of Freedom Council Parents & Leaders: If you haven’t already, please upload your clearances here.

 

Please do not arrive at camp without your clearances. Anyone arriving without completed clearances will not be permitted to enter camp and will be sent home.

Click here for more information about Clearance Requirements

The 3 required clearances are:

1. Report of Criminal History from the Pennsylvania State Police
Cost is FREE
10-15 minutes online to complete
state.pa.us/Home.jsp

2. Child Abuse History Clearance from the Department of Human Services
Cost is FREE
20-30 minutes online to complete
compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home

3a. Fingerprint-based FBI Criminal History Clearance submitted through the Department of Human Services
Cost is $25.75
5-10 minutes online and 10-15 minutes at the fingerprinting location*
pa.cogentid.com/index_dpwNew.htm

OR

3b. Pennsylvania volunteers and parents who have resided in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the past 10 years continuously can submit a Disclosure Statement Application for Volunteers in lieu of the fingerprint-based FBI Clearance.
Cost is FREE
5-10 minutes to print and complete
http://newbirthoffreedom.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/2015-06-15-disclosure-statement-application.pdf

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