Does Girl Scouts run background checks on their volunteers?
Yes. Protecting the girls and young women in our charge as well as the Girl Scout Movement is top priority, and screenings and reference checks are integral parts of our due diligence process and risk management policy. Background screening is the process of authenticating the information supplied to a potential employer by an applicant on his of her resume, application and during interviews. At Girl Scouts, the screening of volunteers (and employees) includes references checks and criminal background checks, which are performed by independent, third-party, background-screening agencies.