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Boy Scouts: following the fine tradition of the Catholic Church and Penn State

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by LongTimeListener, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member


    The LA Times reviewed 1,600 files from between 1970 and 1991 and found that the standard operating procedure was to encourage the leaders to resign, often giving them glowing recommendations, and above all not to let anyone outside the circle know about any of this. Often this secrecy was a violation of state laws at the time.

    A cover sheet that accompanied many confidential files included a check box labeled "Internal (only scouts know)" as an option for how cases were resolved. A form letter sent to leaders being dismissed over abuse allegations stated: "We are making no accusations and will not release this information to anyone, so our action in no way will affect your standing in the community."
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