Apply for Adult Background Checks

We are the premier leadership organization for girls in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Adults who wish to volunteer with a troop or group are required to complete background checks prior to placement as a volunteer. Regular volunteers are people 18 years and older who spend time with girls in areas of higher risk including, but not limited to attending meetings, driving girls, supervising or chaperoning, accompanying the troop on overnight outings or trips and working with or managing troop funds.

If you are new to Girl Scouting, you must also complete an adult background check authorization form. Background checks are free and can be applied for online or by completing a Volunteer Authorization to Release Information form and mailing it to:

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri
Attn: Kathy Conway, Human Resources Assistant
2300 Ball Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146

If you are helping with a troop, be sure to share the background check approval letter with the troop leader. You will be notified of your background check results within 72 business hours of receiving your request. Background checks are in effect for five years. At the end of the five-year period, you will be notified from the Council and asked to submit another background check and the process to follow. You may be asked to submit to a background check at any time during your volunteer service before the five-year period ends if circumstances warrant such a request.

Volunteers who wish to opt-out may do so, but understand this will impact any positions you may hold. You will not be able to serve in a leadership role with girls without a current background check on file. For more information, contact Kathy Conway at 314.592.2374.

Girl Scouts builds character, confidence and courage.

Girl Scouts Discover interests, Connect with others and Take Action to direct change.

Girl Scouts teach girls to learn to lead, take responsibility, make good decisions and care about others.  

Other reasons to join Girl Scouts

  • Girls explore a big, exciting world in ways not experienced before
  • Girls discover how to use their own special talents to make the world a better place
  • Girls expand their horizons and discover their strengths and passions
  • Girls learn how to develop healthy and lasting relationships
  • Girls navigate possibilities and network with others to gain new insight into colleges and careers
  • Girls venture out  in fun and challenging experiences of travel, self-discovery, entrepreneurship and travel