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Editor: Thomas A. Smith
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Boy Scouts: Lawsuits, possible bankruptcy, declining members threaten organization's future - The Washington Post

It has been a tumultuous time for the Boy Scouts of America. Youth membership has declined more than 26 percent in the past decade. Then, last year, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced it would be cutting ties with the organization. The church had been the largest participant in the Boy Scouts program in the United States, making up nearly 20 percent of all youth members.

Over the past decade, victim lawsuits and media investigations have revealed thousands of internal Boy Scout documents, detailing generations of alleged abusers accused of preying on vulnerable Scouts. An investigator hired by the Scouts revealed in January that her team had identified 12,254 victims and 7,819 perpetrators in internal documents from 1946 through 2016.

But critics of the organization say that these files are incomplete and that hundreds if not thousands more victims of sexual abuse in the Boy Scouts were never documented by the organization.


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I was a Boy Scout until the Mickey Mouse club started on Wed nights. Stopped going to troop meetings and that was the end of that. The Boy Scouts have become a BS outfit since the allowed non real males to become openly involved in the organization.
Proving that stupidity is an unlimited resource that they took full advantage of.

Posted by: Stu Buchalter | Sep 12, 2019 7:05:43 AM