Volunteers Needed!!!!  
Who: Marine Corps League members and other adult volunteers
What: Marine Corps League
National Youth Physical Fitness Meet
When: 19 May 2018 at 0700
Where: Department Headquarters Bldg, 3-95 Lackawanna Street, Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA
Why: The National Meet has been held at MCRD San Diego for many years. Due to circumstances beyond the Marine Corps League's control the meet can not be held at MCRD San Diego. Fort Indiantown Gap has been selected at the host for the 2018 National Meet

Please submit all clearance forms, the contact data sheet, hold harmless agreement and invoice for clearance (if applicable*) to:

PDC Leanna L. Dietrich
123 Summit Drive
Exton, PA  19341

or via Email

All volunteers will be notified via email when their package has been received.

We have been told by the U. S. Marines Youth Foundation, Inc. to expect as many as 350 student athletes. Volunteers are needed to:
  • Escort teams through the course
  • Monitor the activities:  push-ups, crunches, long jump, pull ups and sprints
  • Runners or other miscellaneous tasks that may arise
Volunteers should read the Q & A below in regard to the Child Protective Services Law.

All updates concerning this event will be posted on this webpage.



 Frequently Asked Questions:  
Question:  What clearances must be submitted, how long will it take to submit, what is the cost and what is the process to submit each type of clearance application?  
 Answer: Report of Criminal History from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) cost – free 10-15 minutes online to complete link
Child Abuse History Clearance from the Department of Human Services cost – free 20-30 minutes online to complete link
Fingerprint-based FBI criminal history clearance submitted through the Department of Human Services. 

*Special important note to save $25.75 Pennsylvania volunteers and parents who have resided in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the past 10 years continuously can submit a Disclosure Statement Application for Volunteers in lieu of the fingerprint-based FBI Clearance.

cost – $25.75 5-10 minutes online and 10-15 minutes at the fingerprinting location


 Question: How long are they valid and long does it take the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to process the clearances?
 Answer: Clearances obtained are valid for 60 months. Many of the clearances submitted on-line (PSP and DHS) come back within a few minutes. However, the FBI fingerprint-based clearance will require you to go to a site, such as UPS store, with the code you will receive after starting the process and paying the required fee on-line, to have your fingerprints scanned. It may take as long as several weeks for these results to be returned to the individual by mail.
 Question: What clearances are needed for non Pennsylvania resident volunteers?
 Answer: Nonresident volunteer certification 23 Pa.C.S. §6344.2(f) states, “Employers, administrators, supervisors or other persons responsible for selection of volunteers may allow a volunteer to serve on a provisional basis not to exceed a total of 30 days in a calendar year if the volunteer is in compliance with the clearance standards under the law of the jurisdiction where the volunteer is domiciled. The nonresident volunteer must provide the employer, administrator, supervisor or other person responsible for selection of volunteers with documentation of certification.
 Question: Who covers the cost of the clearance / certification?
 Answer: The Marine Corps League has been informed that the cost of obtaining the clearance, if applicable, will be reimbursed by the U. S. Marines Youth Foundation, Inc. All clearance / certification invoices received from the volunteers when registering will be turned into the U. S. Marines Youth Foundation, Inc. at the conclusion of the National Youth Physical Fitness Meet for processing.
 Question:  Why do I need to complete a Hold Harmless Agreement and Contact Information Sheet?
 Answer: Fort Indiantown Gap requires Hold Harmless Agreements for all activities coordinated through Range Control.  The use of the athletic fields on Fort Indiantown Gap are coordinated through Range Control.  The Contact Information Sheet will be used by the Marine Corps League in case of an Emergency.