About two dozen of the men were kicked out of Scouting for abuse. They were police officers and members of the military, teachers and a mayor, doctors and a child psychologist. Their prominent positions offered them easy access to children. Read more: Hundreds of former Boy Scouts reveal sexual abuse claims, accusing alleged pedophiles. Read more: I was thrilled to be a Boy Scout, then for months, I was sexually abused by my scoutmaster. Parents trusted the mayor with the care of their sons in Scouts, the client said. Boy Scouts of America also is named as a defendant.
Boy Scouts failed to stop hundreds of sexual predators: suit
I had been in the Scouts for a few years and we had gone to this Jamboree one Summer and it was pretty cool and we got to sleep in tents and such. Well the boy that I was sharing my tent with had come up with an idea that we sleep naked as a dare. So at night we shucked off all our clothes and laid there naked with each other. It felt freeing and naughty at the same time.
What do an elementary schoolteacher, a voodoo cultist, a shipping clerk and a prison guard have in common? Each has a "perversion file" kept by the Boy Scouts of America in secret records that detail decades of sex abuse allegations. Almost cases involving men and Boy Scout troops throughout Illinois are among the 1, secret Boy Scout files released last week by order of the Oregon Supreme Court.