Required Documents, Training & Background Checks

for

Adult Leaders & Parents on Overnight Outings

Boy Scouts of America - Troop 401 - Steubenville, Ohio



Because Troop 401 is chartered by Holy Family Catholic Church in the Diocese of Steubenville, it must abide by the Diocese "Decree on Child Protection", latest edition, in addition to the normal youth protection requirements of Boy Scout of America.

Here is an outline of the requirements.

A. Adult Leaders Registered or Applying to Register with Boy Scouts of America

Must complete the following prior to contact with the Troop 401 youth.....

1. Read and understand the "Decree on Child Protection", latest edition

2. Read and sign the document "Applicant's Certification" (submit signed document to Scoutmaster)

3. Read and sign the document "Code of Conduct" (submit signed document to Scoutmaster)

4. View the Diocese Video "Decree on Child Protection - A Summary Presentation" (Download Flash File)

5. Shall be fingerprinted and submit to a background check by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation

Contact the Diocese Chancery Office to arrange an appointment - 740-282-3631

Note - A fee of $22 will be charged by the Diocese for the background check which will be reimbursed by the Troop if the results come back favorable.

6. Complete a BSA Medical Form - Parts A, B & C (NOTE-Part C is required for strenuous outings and long term camping *)

7. Copy of your medical insurance card (both sides)

8. Complete the online "BSA Youth Protection Training" and obtain a Certificate (include copy with application)

9. Complete the online "BSA Fast Start" training.

B. ANY ADULT (parent) who plans to spend an overnight with the Troop

Must complete the following prior to the overnight event with Troop 401.....

1. Read and understand the "Decree on Child Protection", latest edition

2. Read and sign the document "Applicant's Certification" (submit signed document to Scoutmaster)

3. Read and sign the document "Code of Conduct" (submit signed document to Scoutmaster)

4. View the Diocese Video "Decree on Child Protection - A Summary Presentation" (Download Flash File)

5. Shall be fingerprinted and submit to a background check by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation

Contact the Diocese Chancery Office to arrange an appointment - 740-282-3631

Note - A fee of $22 will be charged by the Diocese for the background check which will be reimbursed by the Troop if the results come back favorable.

6. Complete a BSA Medical Form - Parts A, B & C (NOTE-Part C is required for strenuous outings and long term camping *)

7. Copy of your medical insurance card (both sides)


* Long Term Camping is defined as more than 72 continuous hours of camping (3 days)



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