Invitation to participate in the National Fingerprint Program
Thu, 29 Jul 1993 16:45:46 CDT
To recipients of Scouts-L and selected Council and District
Scouters as addressed:
This is a request for volunteers to assist in a
Chicago-and-Suburbs service project on September 11 and September
Teams of four (one adult, three Scouts; two adults, two Scouts;
or other variations) are needed to man nine locations on each of
these two days. The service hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
but teams can arrange to share those hours if they wish so that
each team can commit to only parts of a day.
The National Fingerprint Program for Child Identification is a
project of the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Program
seeks to build a national database of children's fingerprints to
assist law enforcement officers in identifying runaway,
throwaway, and victimized children as part of a multi-pronged
legislative and social agenda which seeks to improve the security
and welfare of children.
Eighteen Chicago Metropolitan Area Kids-'R-Us stores have agreed
to host fingerprinting teams on one or the other of those two
The National Fingerprint Program will train Scouts and Scouters
who volunteer to man these fingerprinting stations. If you're
able to help, or if you're able to get word out to units and
district staffs, here's how it works.
1. We need to have the volunteers form their own teams. There
must be at least one adult. More is better, of course. A total
of four or more workers are needed for each location. If you
want to split the day, please recruit enough other people to be
able to staff a location for all day (10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.).
2. Call Mrs. Diane Apa at (217)786-6016. Diane is the
Executive Director of the Program and the senior trainer. She
will record your choice of date, assign you a location nearby,
and schedule you for training. Training can be done in your own
district. We would prefer to train the entire team at one time,
for obvious reasons.
All materials, supplies, and equipment will be provided. Recent
Fingerprinting Merit Badge recipients may want to put their
skills to use by volunteering. Anyone who volunteers and goes
through the training will, of course, become very proficient.
This is an important, worthwhile service project, and I hope that
units or OA chapters will consider helping out.
[Even if you live outside of the Chicago Metropolitan Area and
are interested in helping this Program, please do contact Diane
Apa. Perhaps you can play a key role in developing a program in
your own community.]
If you have other questions, please contact me.
Any help in getting this word out will be greatly appreciated.
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