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Enforcement lags on law meant to protect youths; Volunteers are required to have clearances, which often are lacking.

Jan 16, 2020 - Philadelphia Inquirer

ABSTRACT

Volunteers are required to have clearances, which often are lacking.

For months beginning in late 2018, parents in one of the Boy Scout troops in York County exchanged emails raising an alarming complaint: Applications for a series of required background checks for some of the troop's volunteers were missing.

At least one of them - a scoutmaster who had attended an overnight trip - did not have up-todate clearances on file at all, according to the emails, which ...