Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Reply to Background Checks
Reply to Background Checks
Tue, 13 Apr 1999 17:23:53 EDT
Kip and List,
The way to approach this, is in a totally professional manner. You are the
"employer", they are the applicant. Former and present Employers will not
give you personal information, but they will give you general information.
ie, How was their work ethic, Were they responsible. If they worked with
kids, and then if they were good with kids. There are a list of questions
that I ask employers.
First be up front about what you are doing. Tell them So and So has applied
for a volunteer position with BSA, I am checking their personal and work
1. Do you personally know this person?
2. Would you hire this person again?
3. Was their work ethics ok?
You just be up front and honest with every one you approach, explain what and
why you are doing this. I have never been turned down.
Hope this helps.
Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 374, Committee Chairman Pack 376, Unit
Commissioner, YPT Trainer
All Right, fate, take your best shot, and then leave me alone till the next