Mandatory Background Checks

Happy New Year! Rechartering time is almost here. With that said, if you are an adult registered with Troop 106 as either a uniformed leader and/or committee member, you must do three things in order to be re-registered for 2020-2021 and going forward.

  1. Pay your registration fee, which is currently at $36.00
  2. You must complete Youth Protection Training, if its expired.
  3. You must complete the Background Check Authorization Form

The Background Check Authorization Form is explained here, in an email from National:

“The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is committed first and foremost to keeping youth safe. Part of that commitment includes continually updating our youth protection policies to help ensure we are always on the forefront of youth safety. 

As you know, one of the BSA’s many barriers to abuse is a mandatory criminal background check during the adult volunteer application process. The BSA will now also perform periodic rechecks of criminal backgrounds to support the continued safety of youth in our programs. 

Please complete the process listed below at your earliest availability to help us continue to provide the safest environment possible for our Scouts and leaders. Please note that these steps must be completed before your 2020 annual registration can be processed. Review the separate disclosure document linked below that is being provided to you separately for your review. It is titled “Background Check Disclosure.”Once you have reviewed that, print the separate document titled “Additional Disclosures & Background Check Authorization.” Review the additional disclosures on that form, then complete and sign the Authorization using an ink/wet signature. Note: A print signature is required for this document. Electronic signatures will not be accepted. Turn in the signed “Additional Disclosures & Background Check Authorization” form promptly to your unit leader or local council service center. If you choose to decline the background check, or if you do not complete the Additional Disclosures & Background Check Authorization form and return it to your unit leader or local council service center, your 2020 annual registration will not be processed. 

We are truly grateful for your continued commitment to keeping youth safe and for helping them learn, grow, and thrive through Scouting programs.”

Please click on the first link and just read the document. Click on the second link and print out the document, read it and sign it. You must return this document to either me at a Friday night meeting or bring it to the Zalak’s house. Only an original signature will be accepted, so no faxing of the document is permitted.

If you do not take these steps to register, we will not be able to register you at all!

If you are reading this and you are not a registered adult, (uniformed or committee member) and you want to be, please contact me as soon as possible so we can get you started. In the meanwhile, please do the Youth Protection Training, an online video, here:

Any questions, comments or concerns, please contact me: [email protected] or at 646-330-7548.