The American Legion relies heavily upon dedicated Legionnaires and Legion family members to support and donate countless hours to the success of its youth programs—Baseball, Oratorical Contest, Boys State/Nation, Junior Shooting Sports, Scouting and Junior Law Cadet. And in an effort to continue enhancing the Legion’s youth programs, and its protection of children and youth, The American Legion National Executive Committee (NEC) adopted Resolution 4 during the 2012 Spring Meetings, which mandates a background check screening for staff and volunteers selected to be involved in American Legion’s national youth programs. These Department programs include: Boys State, American Legion Baseball Tournaments, and American Legion sponsored Boy Scout Jamborees.
This policy goes into effect Jan. 1, 2013, and will be conducted annually prior to the start of each program.
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AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL PUBLIC RELATIONS GUIDE
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|The goal for American Legion Baseball is to build the strength, coordination and over-all physical fitness of teen-aged players; to provide a method for proper channeling of the excessive energy contained in any young player; to develop young, healthy, busy American players while combating juvenile delinquency; and to aid in the development of good sportsmanship and citizenship, a "positive Americanism."|