Boy Scout “perversion files”
As America’s leading advocate for the prevention of child sexual abuse, Stop It Now! applauds the Oregon Supreme Court decision to make public confidential files documenting reports of the sexual abuse of Scouts by 1,200 different Scoutmasters and adult volunteers in 49 states from 1965 to 1985. These “ineligible volunteer” files provide hard evidence that the Boy Scouts put its public relations needs ahead of the safety and wellbeing of the children entrusted to it.
Tragically, these files tell us nothing we as a society do not already know. We have been here before. And once again, we insist that it stop now!
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