FORMSNOTES or INSTRUCTIONS
00Cheddar UpMultiple payment options are accepted via the Cheddar Up service or checks made out to “Venture Crew 488”
01BSA Youth Membership ApplicationThis form requires multiple signatures and a $133 payment when submitted.
Check or credit card accepted.
02Medical Forms ABCMust be signed by a physician.
03Medical Supplemental ScreeningMust be signed by a physician.
04Contact InformationComplete and submit this Google Form.
05Code of ConductReview and sign.
06Program ExperienceReview and sign.
07Talent ReleaseReview and sign.
08Minor Consent to TravelReview and sign.
09US Passport ApplicationApply for a passport or validate that you have a non-expired US Passport.
This will be required for travel to/from Canada.
10Venture Crew / Venturing Award (rank)These are the BSA requirements for joining the Crew.
11Personal Safety Awareness TrainingThis is the link to the mandatory training videos.
FORMSNOTES or INSTRUCTIONS
00Cheddar UpMultiple payment options are accepted via the Cheddar Up service or checks made out to “Venture Crew 488”
01BSA Adult Membership ApplicationThis form requires multiple signatures and payment when submitted.
Check or credit card accepted.
02Medical Forms ABCThis form must be signed by a physician.
03Contact InformationComplete and submit this Google Form.
04Code of ConductReview and sign.
05Program ExperienceReview and sign.
06Talent ReleaseReview and sign.
07US Passport ApplicationApply for a passport or validate that you have a non-expired US Passport.
This will be required for travel to/from Canada.
08PATCH
PA criminal record check

Every 5 years
1) Click on the link to the left and submit a request.
2) Once processed, you will receive an email notification with a subject line “PATCH request completed” and a Control Number.
3) Copy this Control Number to your clipboard and follow the link to https://epatch.pa.gov/RcStatusSearch.
4) Enter the Control Number, your first and last name, and the DATE of the REQUEST.
5) Click on the hyperlinked control number that appears.
6) Click on the hyperlinked “Certification Form” and download this PDF.
09Child Abuse History Clearance
Every 5 years
1) Click on the link to the left and submit a request.
2) Once processed, you will receive an email containing a “Please Click Here” link.
3) Once logged in you will see your most recent and past e-Clearance reports.
4) Each report is a represented by a green box which reads “Your application has been
processed. To view the result, click here.”
5) Click on the report to download this PDF.
10Laurel Highlands Council VolunteerReview and sign.
11Criminal Background Check disclosureReview and sign.
12My Scouting portalIf you don’t already have an account, create an account before you move on to #14.
13Youth Protection Training Certification
Every 2 years
1) This training requires about an hour of your time. The training involves watching
a segmented video and completing a short quiz after each segment.
2) Download the PDF certificate at the conclusion of the training.
14Venture Crew “Trained”
1) This training requires about three (3) hours of your time. The training involves watching
videos and sometimes completing a short quiz after a segment.
2) Follow the link… My Training / Venturing / Learning Plan (Crew Advisor or Crew Committee)
2) No PDF to download. Crew leadership will be notified via unit reports.
15aVolunteer Affidavit
(PA residents ONLY)
Every 5 years
Note: Pennsylvania residents ONLY
1) Review and sign the form.
2) Submit the printed form to a leader or email the PDF to CanoeTrails488@gmail.com
15bFBI Channelers
(non-PA residents ONLY)
Every 5 years
1) Non-Pennsylvania residents must be fingerprinted and submit the results of an
Identity History Summery (IdHS) conducted by the FBI. Visit an authorized
channeler to be fingerprinted and submit your application for an (IdHS.)
2) Download the PDF certificate you will receive by email.
FORMSNOTES or INSTRUCTIONS
00Cheddar UpMultiple payment options are accepted via the Cheddar Up service or checks made out to “Venture Crew 488”
01Medical Forms ABCMust be signed by a physician.
02Medical Supplemental ScreeningMust be signed by a physician.
04Minor Consent to TravelReview and sign.
05My Scouting portalDo you need to update your BSA profile, Youth Protection Training, or your Trained Leader status?
06Scout Book portalDo you want to track your BSA advancement, milestone achievements and all the fun along the way?