New Leader Requirements

Boy Scouts of America - Troop 401 - Steubenville, Ohio

Any adult desiring to become a registered adult leader with Troop 401 will need to submit the information below along with a Boy Scouts of America Adult LKeader application. Because Troop 401 is chartered by Holy Family Catholic Church in the Diocese of Steubenville, it must also abide by the Diocese "Decree on Child Protection", latest edition, in addition to the normal youth protection requirements of Boy Scout of America.

Adults Applying for Leadership in Troop 401

Submit the following to the Scoutmaster..........

1. Complete and sign a Boy Scouts of America Adult Leader Application Form

2. Successfully complete the online "Youth Protection Training" found at My Scouting Training Page (attach certificate with application)

You will need to open an account to take the online trianing.

3. Complete Boy Scouts of America Medical Form - Parts A & B plus copy of medical insurance card (both sides)

Parts A & B are needed to routine activities in the Troop

Part C is needed for high adventure activities such as backpacking, canoeing, rock climbing, etc., long term camping *

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

4. Read and sign the document "Applicant's Certification" (submit signed document)

5. Read and sign the document "Code of Conduct" (submit signed document)

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

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

Contact the Diocese Chancery Office (Martha Joyce) 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.

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

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