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Police Record Checks (PRC)

A Police Record Check (PRC) is required for every adult who comes in contact with children who are not their own. Attendance at any Scouting camp, in whatever role, requires that you have a valid PRC. PRCs are valid for 3 years, and need to be renewed.

PRCs can be obtained from your local Police station or from the online link below.

Make sure you set yourself up with your own account in MyScouts.ca (tied to your child) so that the results of the PRC can be linked to your account.

Information from Scouts Canada (September 2016):

BC Criminal Records Review Program (CRRP)

September 19, 2016

TO:  All Scouters
CC:  Area Commissioners, Area Registrars, Area Support Managers, Council Key 3
FR:  Alamin Pirani, Council Executive Director 

Scouts - BC Criminal Records Review Program (CRRP)

All Scouts Canada volunteers (New, Returning and Parent Helpers ) in British Columbia are able to use the Ministry of Justice to complete their PRCs through the Criminal Records Review Program (CRRP), which provides criminal record checks free-of-charge as part of the BC Government’s ongoing commitment to support the non-profit sector. 

Additionally, at no cost, volunteers may share the results of their clear checks with other registered organizations through the CRRP online service reducing the need for multiple checks. 

To further enhance the protection of children, the CRRP will require fingerprints for those who share a date of birth and gender with a pardoned sex offender (vulnerable sector check) as per the national RCMP policy. These prints will be at the applicant’s expense as required by their local police agency. However, in almost all circumstances, an individual will only be required to be fingerprinted once every ten years through the program. 

If there is an issue with the criminal record check, the volunteer will be required to go through the current process through the local police service, so that we can determine the status as per Scouts Canada’s policy. 

In order to request a criminal record check for yourself, please use the following link through the secure and efficient online service. You will need to verify your identity through a process similar to activating a credit card online. Use of the online service will greatly decrease the time required to complete a check and any delay in obtaining your Criminal Record Check or PRC. 

The access code provided below is unique to Scouts Canada and can only be used by Scouts Canada volunteers. You will require this code when submitting your request online. 

Online Link: https://justice.gov.bc.ca/eCRC/  Access Code: BPMXBZZ8B9 

The results of the criminal record check will be sent directly by email to Scouts Canada - BCY Service Centre who will then process it by entering the information into myscouts. 

Once a CRRP has been started by the volunteer, the Ministry of Justice will email a confirmation number. Please keep a copy of the confirmation email handy in case follow up is required. 

Additional information and current processing times are available by clicking on the Ministry of Justice website. 

For further information or any questions, please contact the BCY Service Centre Council Registrars at: 1-888-726-8876: Dyanna Pfenniger (dpfenniger@scouts.ca( (Ext 224) and Leo Siu (lsiu@scouts.ca ) (Ext 227).

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