A Matter Of Opinion

Boy Scouts and abuse

Former S-R reporter Jonathan Martin has a shocking article in today's Seattle Times on the Boy Scouts and sexual abuse. And I don't shock easily.

Excerpt:

The previously private records show the Boy Scouts have ejected at least 5,100 adult leaders nationwide for sexual abuse allegations since 1946. And the files reveal that despite efforts to keep potential abusers from joining, the problems persist: In the past 15 years alone, the organization has kicked out leaders for such allegations at a rate of once every other day.

That widespread? Does this surprise you?




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