Shockingly, sexual abuse was (and probably is) prevalent among scout leaders. And the scouts keep secret documents about it. About 1000 of the so-called "perversion files" have now come to light as part of a court case in Oregon.
The lawyer for a Portland man, who is suing the organization for failing to protect him from a serial abuser, obtained the files as part of the case, say the Associated Press. "The Boy Scouts of America ignored clear warning signs that Boy Scouts were being abused," he said. The scouts, meanwhile, counter that they did everything they could.