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BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA SEXUAL ABUSE

How Did This Happen?

SECRET SEXUAL ABUSE FILES

Since its founding in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has kept thousands of secret files documenting sexual abuse in the Boy Scouts. These files, known as the "Perversion Files", hold the names of alleged sexual predators in the Boy Scouts of America going all the way back to 1919. The Perversion Files were held from the public for decades, the BSA refusing to disclose their secret blacklist to the public.

FAILURE TO REPORT TO POLICE

However, investigators finally got to review some of these files in 2012. After reviewing over 1,600 confidential BSA files from 1970 to 1991, investigators indicated that Scouting officials often silenced sexual abuse cases by asking sexual predators to quietly resign instead of reporting them to local authorities. In many of these cases, molesters in the Boy Scouts of America were not reported to the police.

QUIET DISMISSALS

The leaders of the organization allegedly created a system to maintain confidential files of all of these abusers and did everything to ensure such information never was discovered. The Boy Scouts dealt with these predators so much that the organization allegedly created a form letter to send to the thousands of leaders being dismissed over abuse allegations. The form letter stated, “We are making no accusations and will not release this information to anyone, so our action in no way will affect your standing in the community.” This ensured that predators could continue their patterns of abuse to innocent victims in communities all over this country.

PUSHING BOUNDARIES

These sexual predators within the BSA took advantage of the innocence of children and/or enticed them with illegal activities. In the Boy Scouts of America files, hundreds show Scout leaders allowed boys to drink alcohol, drive cars, or look at pornography. As the trust continued to build, Scout leaders would often gradually test physical boundaries during skinny dipping, group showers, sleepovers and one-on-one activities.

Over time, abusive Scouting leaders would continue to twist these boundaries until they sexually abused children in the most horrific ways including rape, masturbation, and fondling. Scouting predators took advantage of children's trust to abuse them in the most horrific ways, and few have been punished for their crimes. Because of the Boy Scouts of America's negligence to report sexual abuse crimes or provide adequate protection for children, sexual predators were allowed to walk free and likely harm more children.

Map of Scouting Abuse Locations

Click to view a list of locations by state, troop number, city, and camp name where our clients reported they were abused by BSA leaders.
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List of Confirmed BSA Abusers

Your abuser's name may be on our list. Search our list of confirmed child sex abusers within the Boy Scouts of America.
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Am I Barred from Suing the Boy Scouts Because it Happened so Long Ago?

Not necessarily. Many laws have changed to help victims who were abused, even many decades ago. Many state legislatures are sick of the Boy Scouts of America and other institutional cover-ups that allowed sexual predators to abuse millions of children over the past century. You do not have to suffer in silence anymore. We are here to help victims of sexual abuse at the hands of the Boy Scouts of America: please contact us today to learn more.

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