Yes. Protecting the girls and young women in our care as well as the
Girl Scout Movement is top priority, and screenings and checks are
integral parts of our due diligence process and risk management
policy. Background screening is the process of authenticating the
information supplied by an applicant. At Girl Scouts, the screening of
volunteers includes background checks, which are performed by Sterling
Volunteers, an independent, third-party agency.
The following is a list of accountabilities that require a
- Volunteer has access to council leased or rented
- Volunteer has access to girl or other volunteer
- Volunteer has access to GSWW IT databases or
- Volunteer is driving girls
- Volunteer is
working directly with girl(s)
- Volunteer is supervising
overnight experiences with girls
- Volunteer is traveling
with girls or volunteers
- Volunteer is handling money or
- Volunteer is fundraising or collecting GSWW
- Volunteer is responsible for community or media
When selecting a volunteer role, if a background check is required
and the member does not have an active background check on file or it
will soon expire, they will receive an e-mail prompting them to
complete this step before they are placed into the position.
Anyone in a volunteer role on a troop roster has completed this step.
If you have any questions about GSWW's policy and/or the background
check process, please contact us.