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1,247 scout leaders implicated in sexual abuse of scouts between 1965 and 1985, though the Scouts had secret "perversion" files since the 1920s to keep pedophiles out of the Scouts:
The Boy Scouts of America has known for nearly a century that scout leaders were preying on boys under the its protection. Yet for most of those long years, it kept what it knew about scout leaders who were sexual predators locked away in secret “perversion files.”
23 Minnesota Scout leaders named:
The files identify 29 Wisconsin men from 21 communities:
The Oregon Supreme Court ordered 14,500 pages of Boy Scout documents released. They show police chiefs, prosecutors, pastors and even Boy Scout leaders shielded scoutmasters and others who allegedly molested children.
The Boy Scouts' Police Problem
Dozens of teenage Explorers have been sexually abused by cops. Should Scouts share the blame?
The Explorer program is administered by Learning for Life, a Boy Scouts of America subsidiary formed in 1991. Its programs, which extend far beyond law enforcement, provide more than 110,000 young people each year the chance to see workplaces firsthand, in fields ranging from aviation to architecture to the law.