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Upper Dublin Area Volunteers Listed in Boy Scouts' 'Perversion Files'

The Boy Scouts of America reportedly kept extensive secret lists of men banned from volunteering with the scouts.

Media outlets all over the country have been reporting on the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) so called "Perversion Files" – lists of men banned from volunteering with the organization due to allegations of inappropriate behavior which, in most cases involved molesting boys.

The files, which cover the years from 1965 to 1985, list thousands of men, many of whom were never charged with any crime because the BSA kept the records private and never reported the incidents.

The files were released after a lawsuit in Oregon (Lewis vs. Boy Scouts of America, Case No. 0710-11294) resulted in a court order demanding the records be made public.

Of the thousands listed, two men were from the Upper Dublin area, both were accused by Scouts but never charged and their names not released. One man, from Dresher, was a volunteer in the late 1980s. The second, a man from Oreland, was a volunteer in the 1970s.

You can download the complete BSA files on both men in our PDF section and see the full list of ineligible volunteers here.

Joe Koenig October 22, 2012 at 07:40 PM
The years being talked about are 27-47 years ago. Not to condone the behavior, what was the mood of the country then and was BSA doing something "wrong" , or different than society in general? They did have a list apparently and barred people from working with children. I have been involved with scouting since 1992 and there was always a rule that at least 2 adults had to be present with any contact with scouts. More recently, training is required for counselors and leaders. The BSA has evolved along with society in general. My son learned alot about leadership skills, teamwork, and ethics from his experience in scouting. It is a wonderful organization!!!


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