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  1. Who in my troop besides myself is required to be registered?

  2. Who in my troop besides myself is required to have a background check?

  3. What if an adult is only going to chaperone a single trip?

  4. What if a parent only attends meetings and helps with crafts, do they need a background check?

  5. What if a parent is only going to help out at one meeting?

  6. What's involved with completing a background check?







Q. Who in my troop besides myself is required to be registered?
A. Any adult that stays at meetings and interacts with the girls.
Any adult that drives children other than their own to events (ie; carpooling).
Any adult that comes into contact with troop funds (Cookie Parent, QSP Parent, Treasurer, etc.)
Any adult that chaperones trips.

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Q. Who in my troop besides myself is required to have a background check?
A. Any adult that drives children other than their own to events (ie; carpooling).
Any adult that comes into contact with troop funds (Cookie Parent, QSP Parent, Treasurer, etc.)
Any adult that chaperones trips.

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Q. What if an adult is only going to chaperone a single trip?
A. If an adult is going to chaperone a single trip, then they do not need to be registered but they do need to have a background check. Additionally, you will need to file for Plan 2 Insurance for this trip to cover any unregistered attendees, even if it is only this individual. (See "What is Plan 2 Insurance and when do I need it?")


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Q. What if a parent only attends meetings and helps with crafts, do they need a background check?
A. No, but they need to be registered.

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Q. What if a parent is only going to help out at one meeting?
A. They do not need to be registered or have a background check for a single meeting, but you will need to file for Plan 2 Insurance for this meeting to cover any unregistered attendees, even if it is only this individual. (See "What is Plan 2 Insurance and when do I need it?")

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Q. What's involved with completing a background check?
A. The leader should print out the Background Investigation Form and hand it out with the registrations to the adults that wish to volunteer within the troop.
The form can be downloaded from the GSCSNJ website here.

Adults should fill in the form and either;
  1. seal it in an individual envelope and return it to the leader to mail in a batch to GSCSNJ, or
  2. mail it themselves directly to GSCSNJ
Once the background check has been run, the social security number is blacked out and the form itself is locked in a secure cabinet at the GSCSNJ Service Center.

A list of approved adults is given to the Service Unit Director(s) at the monthly SUD meeting. If you need to know the outcome of the check sooner, you can call GSCSNJ directly and check on the status.

Background checks generally take a week to be processed, but can be expedited if you call GSCSNJ and explain your situation.


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