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Parents & Leaders Background Clearances Needed for All Summer Camp Programs

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LEADERSHIP

You must have a minimum of 2 leaders (21 or older and a registered leader) who will be staying at camp. In addition, one email leader over the age of 21 must attend for all units with female participants. We recommend having one additional Leader 18 or older for every 8 Scouts attending camp.

REQUIRED BSA MEMBERSHIP

For Scouts BSA Summer Camp, any adult accompanying a Troop must be a registered member of the BSA. Parents who are not registered leaders but will be attending camp must be registered members of the BSA and completed BSA youth protection training before arriving at camp. Please see your Unit Leader or visit one of the Council Service Centers to obtain an Adult Application.  Be sure to include your completed Youth Protection Training certificate along with your appropriate clearances with your Application. Adults registering with the BSA for the sole reason to attend camp may register as Scouter Reserve and the cost to register will be prorated.

YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING

All adults attending summer camp must have completed the new Youth Protection Training. If you are not currently registered with the New Birth of Freedom Council, please upload your YPT Completion Certificate to https://tinyurl.com/uploadclearances no later than 2 weeks prior to your session of camp. If you are currently registered with the New Birth of Freedom Council, we have your training on file.

STATE-MANDATED CLEARANCES

All adults that attend any New Birth of Freedom Council summer camp program must comply with the child abuse clearances required by their home state.

PENNSYLVANIA RESIDENTS

WITHIN THE NEW BIRTH OF FREEDOM COUNCIL: All adults that are residents of Pennsylvania and are registered or have family that are registered with the New Birth of Freedom Council must complete the three (3) Pennsylvania-mandated clearances prior to arriving at camp.

— If you have already submitted your clearances & they are still current, you do not need to submit them again.
— If you have not yet submitted your clearances, please upload them to our Background Clearances System no later than 2 weeks prior to your session of camp at https://tinyurl.com/qc6fhfm.

Please visit https://newbirthoffreedom.org/background-check-clearances/ for more information or contact Mitzi with any questions you may have. She can be reached at perry@scouting.org or (717) 827.4576

OUT OF COUNCIL: All out-of-council adults that are residents of Pennsylvania must complete and submit the three (3) Pennsylvania-mandated clearances prior to arriving at camp. Please upload them to our Out of Council Background Clearances System no later than 2 weeks prior to your session of camp at https://tinyurl.com/uploadclearances. Please visit https://newbirthoffreedom.org/background-check-clearances/for more information or contact Kate with any questions you may have. She can be reached at kate.klapatch@scouting.org or (717) 590-5456.

NON-PENNSYLVANIA RESIDENTS

All adults who reside outside of Pennsylvania must comply with the child abuse clearance requirements of their home state. If you are unsure of your state’s requirements, please contact your Council.

If your state does require clearances, please upload them to our Out of Council Background Clearances System no later than 2 weeks prior to your session of camp at https://tinyurl.com/uploadclearances.

If an adult arrives at summer camp without their current Youth Protection Training and required clearances, Pennsylvania state law dictates that they will not be allowed entry. This is non-negotiable.

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