How Do I Get The Needed Clearances?

Clearances must be paid for by the volunteer. When finished, an original copy of the provided certificate must be submitted.  Instructions to submit your clearances are available here.

  1. PA State Police criminal history ($0.00 for Volunteers, $8.00 for employees)
  2. PA Department of Human Services clearance ($0.00 for Volunteers, $8.00 for employees)
  3. Finger print FBI criminal history – (volunteers not living in Pennsylvania for the entire 10 prior years) ($25.75)
    1. Step 1: Pre-registration is required online at https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index_dpwNew.htm
    2. Step 2: After registering online, visit a registered 3M Cogent Fingerprint site. Call ahead to double check times and availability.
      1. 3M Cogent Fingerprint sites in Lancaster and Lebanon Counties, PA include:
        • The UPS Store #3413 – Columbia Ave, Lancaster
          • Weekdays – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
          • Saturdays – 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
        • The UPS Store #2450 – Willow Street
          • Weekdays – 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
          • Saturdays – 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
        • The UPS Store #3230 – Ephrata
          • Weekdays – 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
          • Saturdays – 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
        • DB Fisher Tours- Lebanon
        • IU 13 Burle Center – New Holland Pike., Lancaster
          • Tuesday – 8:30AM – 4:00PM and 6:00PM – 8:00PM
            Wednesday – 8:30AM – 4:00PM and 6:00PM – 8:00PM
            Thursday – 8:30AM – 4:00PM
        • IU 13 One Cumberland St., Lebanon
          • Tuesday – 4:00PM- 6:00PM
            Thursday – 4:00PM- 6:00PM
            Friday – 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Additional Questions?

For additional questions please contact Field Director Rich Garipoli at 717-553-4201 or richard.garipoli@scouting.org OR Scout Executive Matthew Adams at 717-553-4211 or matthew.adams@scouting.org