Background checks are becoming an important part of organized nudism. At the SCNA meetup a couple of nights ago, our host was proud of the fact that local landed clubs welcome SCNAmembers because they know SCNA performs thorough background checks on all prospective members.
The need for background checks is not a sign of increased danger at nudist clubs and resorts. The places where nudists gather are safe because of the inherent good nature of nudists and naturists. However, history has taught us that people are the most vulnerable when they lower their defenses because they feel safe.
Background checks are simply one more tool that aids the good shepherd at the gate (See, not all gatekeepers are bad) in his efforts to keep the wandering wolf away from the sheep pen.