Abused in Scouting News

October 12, 2020
Experts Anticipate 50,000 Boy Scout Sex Abuse Victims to Sue the BSA

In light of an impending November deadline, experts expect over 50,000 survivors of alleged abuse in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to come forward and file claims against the infamous youth organization. As more Boy Scout sex abuse victims come forward every day, a new study finds concludes the Boy Scouts is no longer […]

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August 28, 2020
Former New York Boy Scout Leader Accused of Sexually Abusing 2 Children

A new lawsuit accuses a former Boy Scouts leader of abusing two children in Western New York. WIVB reports Hamburg resident Michael Meyers faces severe charges of endangering the welfare of a child, course of sexual conduct against a child, and second and third-degree sexual abuse. Meyers could spend up to seven years in prison […]

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August 12, 2020
Map of Reported Boy Scout Abuse Locations Lists Over 1,300 Cities

According to a team of lawyers representing Boy Scout abuse victims, Scouting leaders molested children in over 1,300 cities and Boy Scout camps across the United States, some locations listed multiple times. Given the number of alleged Scouting abuse survivors who have stepped forward and partnered with law firms across the country, the number of […]

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July 29, 2020
Boy Scout Councils Facing Child Abuse Lawsuits Received Millions in Coronavirus Loans

26 local Boy Scout councils, each facing child sex abuse lawsuits, received loans from a coronavirus relief fund, a fund supported by taxpayer dollars. Currently the Boy Scouts of America faces thousands of claims from across the U.S., each alleging the youth organization failed to protect children from sexual predators in the Scouts. Vice News […]

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July 20, 2020
Justice May be Impossible for Abuse Victims of an Ohio Boy Scout Leader

A former Boy Scouts of America leader openly admitted on social media to molesting children in Ohio. However, his victims may have a tough time bringing him to justice for his crimes. On July 12, former Ohio Boy Scout leader Bill McKell, a pastor and teacher in Chillicothe, posted a letter on Facebook stating, “My […]

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July 13, 2020
Ex-Boy Scout Leader Posts Admits on Social Media: ‘I am a Child Molester’

A former Ohio Boy Scout leader admits on social media that he molested children and abused teenage boys. The Chillicothe Gazette reports pastor and teacher Bill McKell posted an open letter on his Facebook account responding to allegations of sexual abuse that recently circulated around social media. The allegations against McKell first came about after […]

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June 25, 2020
A Predator in Our Midst: The Jack Walls Story

Secret Scoutmaster Abuse The horror story of Charles “Jack” Walls III is one that lives on in infamy. Those who initially knew him in Lonoke, Arkansas respected him for his accomplishments: revered community member, Lonoke’s “Man of the Year,” and Scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts of America for 22 years. However, over 100 terrified boys […]

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June 15, 2020
Boy Scouts of America Abuser List Names Over 5,000 Counts of Sexual Abuse

Over 5,000 incidents of sexual abuse in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have been named by clients of Abused in Scouting (AIS), a legal movement representing survivors of sexual abuse in the Scouts. These names are now compiled into a Boy Scouts of America abuser list, a database for other Scouting abuse survivors to […]

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May 20, 2020
Bankruptcy Court Sets Deadline to File Claims for Boy Scouts Sex Abuse Victims

Attorneys involved in both sides of the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy case have agreed on a November deadline for victims of Scouting sexual abuse to file claims. On Monday May 18th, the bankruptcy court announced that the claims bar deadline is November 16, 2020, a date lawyers representing the BSA and Scouting abuse victims […]

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March 13, 2020
BSA Scouting Abuse Statistics: Looking at the Facts

An organization fighting for polices to end child abuse in America revealed that, on average, victims of Boy Scouts of America (BSA) sexual abuse were abused for at least two years by sexual predators. CHILD USA, a non-profit working to end child neglect and abuse in the United States, compiled a list BSA Scouting Abuse […]

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