PA Act 15 (Criminal Background Check) Resources


Info sheet on how to obtain clearances HERE  Updated 11/30/2017

With the implementation of PA Act 15 of 2015, all volunteers registered with the Boy Scouts of America in the Moraine Trails Council, and adults helping the unit with youth on a regular basis, must have the required criminal background checks.

Here you will find the Council's Compliance Plan, an explanation of the legislation, the state disclosure statement for FBI fingerprinting exemption and any other relevant resources.

Links for the PA State Police criminal history check and child abuse clearances.  Be prepared to enter all of the places you've lived since 1975 and all of the people you've lived with since 1975.

The third criminal background check is the fingerprint-based FBI clearance.  Any volunteer aged 18 or older who hasn't lived in Pennsylvania for the last 10 years must be fingerprinted.  This is a multi-step process involving first registering and paying online then going to an authorized fingerprint location.  To begin, register here.  If you HAVE been a resident of PA for the last 10 years in a row, you can skip the FBI fingerprinting and submit the PA Disclosure Statement instead.

To obtain a copy of the CBC Compliance Tracking Sheet unique to your Unit, contact the Council Registrar at the Snyder Service Center.

*More information can be found at


Snyder Service ~ Center 830 Morton Ave. Ext. Butler, PA 16001
Phone: 724-287-6791 ~ Fax: 724-287-0400 ~ E-mail:

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