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Health & Safety Tip of the Month: Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse

The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. To maintain such an environment, the BSA has developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies and provides parents and leaders with resources for all levels of the program.


Being a leader in the BSA is a privilege, not a right. The quality of the program and the safety of our youth members call for high-quality adult leaders. The adult application requests background information that should be checked by the unit committee or the chartered organization before accepting an applicant for unit leadership. Additionally, national and state criminal background checks are conducted on all adult leaders through the council.

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