Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia conducts background checks on all potential volunteers. Safety is our number one priority in ensuring all Girl Scouts have a wonderful experience. GSCV contracts with, Asurint, a national company specializing in background screening for employers and volunteer organizations to provide our online background screening services.
Q: Who has to be background screened?
A: All volunteers who will be responsible for any girl other than their own at any time must complete a background screening every three years.
*We can accept background screening reports from other agencies if they meet the same criteria for which we screen. Screenings must be done within the last three years, and contain a national criminal, county criminal, motor vehicle, and sex offender registry search. If you feel that you have a current screening that meets these criteria, please contact us at
Q: What information will I be expected to give?
A: As part of the background screening process you will be asked to provide your social security number and driver’s license information. Please note: GSCV does not retain your SSN for any purpose. It is solely used to conduct your background screening. GSCV does not retain your driver’s license number for any purpose. It is solely used to conduct your background screening.
Q: How long does this process take?
A: Every screening is different and can take anywhere from 24 hours to seven days to complete. Each reporting agency reports out based on their specific schedule which can be impacted due to weather, holidays, and other factors.
Q: How will I know if I passed?
A: GSCV contacts each and every applicant to notify them of their status as soon as possible after their screening is complete.
Q: Can I access the Asurint link using my mobile device?
A: Asurint’s website cannot support the use of tablets or phones to place orders.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: GSCV has been subsidizing background screening costs for a number of years. Moving forward, we will be using those funds to enhance programming for the girls we serve. We would like to offer two options for purchasing your background screening.
Option 1: Enter codeword volunteerpay at the login screen if you’d like to make a contribution to the council and will pay $15.95 for the cost of your background screening.
Option 2: Enter codeword councilpay at the login screen if you are not able to pay the $15.95 at this time asking the Council to please pay for your background screening.