Do Girl Scouts run background checks on their volunteers?
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 on his or her application and during interviews. At Girl Scouts, the screening of volunteers (and employees) includes background checks, which are performed by independent, third-party agencies.