Background Check Authorization

Providing a safe and secure environment for our youth members is the greatest priority of the Lake Erie Council. We work every day to protect our children through our Youth Protection policies including mandatory youth protection training for all registered leaders, leadership selection policies and mandatory criminal background checks for new leaders.

As Scouting and the Lake Erie Council look to strengthen our youth protection policies, we have instituted a periodic criminal background recheck of existing leaders. In order to do this, a new signed Additional Disclosures & Background Check Authorization form must be collected for every registered adult leader this year prior to your unit’s charter renewal. Detailed instructions are below.

Thank you for all you do in Scouting and for your commitment to ensure that we provide the safest environment for the 15,000 Scouts and families we serve.

The steps below must be completed before your 2020 annual registration can be processed.

Please complete the process 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 prior to your units annual registration can be processed.

Step 1:  Review the separate disclosure document linked below that is being provided to you separately for your review. It is titled “Background Check Disclosure.”

Step 2: Once you have reviewed the documents, print the document titled “Additional Disclosures & Background Check Authorization.” Fill in and sign the Authorization form. Note: A hand written signature is required for this document. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

Step 3: Turn in the signed “Additional Disclosures & Background Check Authorization” form promptly to your unit leader by November 15.

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, your 2020 annual registration will not be processed.