Background Checks

Why are background checks needed?Most groups involving children require adults to have criminal background checks. This is for the safety of the children.

What kind of background check is required?The required background check is similar to those required for childcare workers in your state, province, or country.

How do I get a background check?SpiralScouts International will run background checks for US groups. Outside the United States, you will have to contact your local police for information.

Do Hearths need background checks?If the leader(s) of the Hearth are the legal parents or guardians of all children in the Hearth, background checks are not required. This includes step parents, grandparents, and other family members.

Do Circle volunteers need to have a background check? Yes. All adult volunteers require a background check.

How much does a background check cost?This depends on the location. For US residents, SpiralScouts International will run your background check for $10. Outside the United States, members are responsible for getting background checks from local police, the cost of which varies by location.