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Boy Scouts of America

Criminal Background Check Process

The BSA requires criminal background checks for all Scouting leaders. The background checks are administered by a nationally recognized third party that also provides this service to many local, state and federal governments; educational institutions; and other nonprofits.

Note: There will be a 3-5 day delay (or more in some cases) in acceptance as an adult leader. During this process, you are NOT eligible to meet with youth.