Are you interested in Volunteering (Coach, Assistant, and Scorekeeper) or a Council/Board Position?

Effective July 1, 2015 Baltimore County requires background screening for all recreation and parks volunteers that work with youth. This screening will be performed by a security consulting firm SSCI, information about this firm can be found at

The cost of screening is FREE to all applicants.

Applications can be submitted online at:


Go to #3 and click the link to COMPLETE BACKGROUND CHECK.

Volunteers will need to enter the access code
BCGRec18 on the log-in page above.

SSCI will perform a background screening to check for:

Presence on the National Sex Offender Registry
First Degree Assault Convictions in the last 5 years
Possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute convictions in the last 5 years
Indecent Exposure convictions in the last 5 years

If the applicant does not pass screening, SCCI will communicate this failure to them in writing. For privacy reasons, Baltimore County staff will not have access to failed records or details. Any concerns regarding accuracy of results can be directed to SCCI directly at

All applicants that pass screening will be posted online within 2 weeks of application at

Paper applications forms are also available. For additional information or questions please contact your activity/program chairperson(s), board member or President.

Failure to comply with the above mandate could result in loss of the program or councils Parks & Recreation Certification


USA Football Tackle Certification / Membership

Concussion & Heat Illness Prevention Certification

Baltimore County Mandatory Background Screening

Arbutus Football & Cheer

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