The Boy Scouts of America was formed in , and it has been reported that since its inception, the leaders of the Boy Scouts kept secret files on thousands of cases of sexual abuse. In , the Los Angeles Times reported that after a review of 1, confidential files from to , the Scouting officials quietly urged admitted offenders to resign and likely covered the tracks of these predators. In the over years of its existence, the Boy Scouts of America kept these files which contain thousands of sexual abuse reports by the very people the Boy Scouts of America allowed access to millions of children over the past century. In many of the cases investigated by the LA times, the paper reported that most of the time there was no record of Scouting officials reporting the allegations t o poli ce, and often officials actively sought to conceal the abuse or allowed the suspects to hide it. The Boy Scouts of America files show a pattern of abuse by a certain group of men.
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I had started off as a cub scout when I must have been 8 or 9 and stayed with the program all the up to earning an Eagle Scout badge. I usually went to the summer camps and as I got older the presence of so many cute young guys around me almost drove me wild! Even though I was now 18 and just out of high school, waiting to go to college in the fall, I was still a virgin. Not that I wasn't horney most of the time! I sure as hell was, but was too naive, shy, or whatever to do anything about it.
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The thousands of men expelled from the Boy Scouts of America on suspicion of molesting children came from all walks of life — teachers and plumbers, doctors and bus drivers, politicians and policemen. They ranged in age from teens to senior citizens and came from troops in every state. As the Scouts long have said, the files suggest no single profile of a predator. In hundreds of cases, Scout leaders allowed the boys to drive cars, drink alcohol or look at pornography.
By skeptic , November 1, in Open Discussion - Program. A comment in another thread and board regarding youth and adults feeling uncomfortable in a more public area made me think about my own experience as a youth. At that time, we did not have separate areas for adult men and youth in public changing areas or restrooms and so on. In high school we did not have JH gyms we changed and showered in communal areas, though the coaches did have their own office area with shower.