At the age of 11, something of a geek, unwelcome on any sports team, so dreamy at home my family thought I was deaf, I joined the Boy Scouts. What else was there for me? School was like prison, I was not athletic, I didn't own a bike, I was too young for girls, and the other suburban Boston recreations--shooting baskets, breaking streetlights--held no interest.
Scott Allan Herrickthe former Boy Scout camp director and YMCA instructor convicted of video-recording naked young boys in the Muskegon Y's locker room, has had a date set for his federal sentencing hearing. Herrick's hearing will be p. Chief Judge Paul L.
Five men who were local Boy Scout leaders in the s are on a list of 52 who had sexual abuse allegations made against them, according to a list two attorneys made public Tuesday, demanding more information be released in these cases. Attorneys Jeff Anderson and Greg Gianforcaro held a news conference in Newark on Tuesday, hoping to give the issue more attention. Fitzgerald, of Barnegatwho pleaded guilty in to sexually assaulting a year-old boy scout.
We're in the middle of a nudist beach. It's not a big deal. The couple said they filed a complaint with the Boy Scouts of America but were told the incident did not violate its policy. This outing, involving both parents and adult volunteer leaders, was quickly rerouted to protect the youth.
Fifty-eight years ago, Edward Pittson says, the Scoutmaster who had taught him skills like how to use a compass and light a campfire said he was going to teach Pittson about sex. The Scoutmaster invited Pittson, who was 12, to his house and asked him to lay on the bed. The man assured the boy he had seen other Boy Scouts naked.
Building snow caves is very different than summer camping. Snow campers must also have the skills and maturity to deal with problems and survive in a hostile environment. No one else is going to do it for you.
Gay author Christopher Bram recounts how scouting helped him make it through adolescence and discover his true self. Being a Boy Scout saved my life. I was a bookish, introverted kid, shy and withdrawn, unhappy and easily bullied.
What do an elementary schoolteacher, a voodoo cultist, a shipping clerk and a prison guard have in common? Each has a "perversion file" kept by the Boy Scouts of America in secret records that detail decades of sex abuse allegations. Almost cases involving men and Boy Scout troops throughout Illinois are among the 1, secret Boy Scout files released last week by order of the Oregon Supreme Court. In Illinois, the files date to the s and extend through the ensuing five decades.
Recently The New York Times reported that the Boy Scouts of America leadership was considering lifting the national ban on gay scouts and scout leaders and leaving it to local scout troops to decide the issue for themselves. I think this is a wise choice for several reasons. Basically it means that troops at evangelical Christian churches all over America and, believe me, they are no longer just in the Bible Belt; they are all over the U.
A former Boy Scout leader from Florida confessed to molesting dozens of young boys on camping trips after being busted with thousands of depraved child porn images, police said. Fleetwood Peeples reportedly admitted to abusing and taking sick pictures of the youngsters who'd been in his care after officers found the horrific stash at his Orlando lock-up. The year-old, who ran the Casselberry Boy Scout troop from tofirst came to the notice of police on Jan.