Pennsylvania Act 153 Background Checks Information

The new law, as of July 1, 2015, has made several changes to volunteer and employee compliance and clearances. While there have been changes to school-based employees and foster parents, the following is related only to BSA volunteer and employee compliance. Click the link to review items that have changed with the passing of this new law; what has remained the same (established by PA Act 153); as well as some highlights from our conversation and interpretations of some BSA specific questions we were able to ask.


special thanks to Corning Incorporated and its employees for generations of support to Scouting

special thanks to the Corning Foundation for its continued support of Scouting through the Employee Matching Gifts and Dollars for Doers Programs 


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