Boy Scout Abuse Survivors React to BSA Bankruptcy

  Boy Scout Abuse Survivors Have Mixed Reactions to BSA Bankruptcy Boy Scout abuse survivors had mixed reactions to news that The Boy Scouts of America filed for Chapter 11 reorganization bankruptcy. Reactions range from anger to optimism from men who were sexually abused when they were kids in Boy Scouts. “We represent dozens of […]


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Two men filed lawsuits today against the Boy Scouts of America and Montana Council alleging they were sexually abused by their Scout leaders when they were involved in Boy Scout troops in Montana. The men are identified only by initials, M.M. and M.B., under Montana law that allows survivors of child sexual […]

Boy Scout Council in New York Failed to Report Sex Abuse to Police

In 2104, the Hudson Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America knew two adult Scout volunteers had abused two boys, but never reported the cases to police. It looks like the Council violated BSA guidelines for reporting sex abuse, but may not have violated New York’s mandatory reporting laws. According to the BSA website, […]


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 7, 2016 FORMER BOY SCOUT BROTHERS FILE FRAUD LAWSUITS AGAINST BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA FOR SEXUAL ABUSE BY OREGON CITY SCOUTMASTER FOR MORE INFORMATION: Gilion C. Dumas 503-952-6789 Ashley L. Vaughn 931-206-0090 PORTLAND, OREGON: Two brothers and former Boy Scouts filed separate sexual abuse lawsuits claiming fraud by the […]

Utah Boy Scouts Face Challenges: Mirrors National Scout Situation

2015 has been a tough year for the Boy Scouts in southern Utah. A story in The Spectrum reports that the Scouts’ revenue in the area is down from $300,000 to $400,000 – a 4% shortfall. According to the report, revenue is down because of the Scouts’ uneven handling of how to include gays in […]

Assistant Scout Master in New Jersey Arrested for Sex Abuse of 11-Year-Old

68-year-old Frank L. “Sandy” Thomson, of Cape May City, an assistant scoutmaster with a Boy Scout Troop in West Cape May, New Jersey was arrested for sexually abusing a young boy. Thomson is charged with aggravated sexual contact, luring/enticing a child, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He is being held […]

County Commissioner Files Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against Boy Scouts

Minnesota County Commissioner Jim McDonough has filed a sexual abuse lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America and its local chapter, the Northern Star Council. The filing of the Boy Scout sexual abuse lawsuit was not the reason the story made headlines across the country. The public filing using the survivor’s name and not an […]

Former Boy Scout Volunteer Sentenced to Life Prison for Child Porn

James McCullars, a former Boy Scout volunteer and head of an online pornography ring, has been sentenced to life in prison in Indiana. Prior to his conviction, McCullars spent twelve years operating a child pornography ring in which participants swapped child pornography. According to the Huntsville ABC News affiliate, “McCullars volunteered as an overnight camp […]

Boy Scout Abuse Criminal Trial Adjourned Until June

New York State legislator Michael Kelsey’s criminal trial for one felony count of first degree sexual abuse and two misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child has been adjourned until June 15 at the request of Kelsey’s attorney. Kelsey, a former Boy Scout assistant Scoutmaster, has been accused of sexually abusing two young […]

Oregon Woman Sentenced to Jail in Boy Scout Sex Abuse Case

When she was first arrested and charged with having sex with an underage Boy Scout, 28-year-old Elizabeth Monda-Guthrie pleaded not guilty to the charge. Monda-Guthrie and the 16-year-old reportedly met at Butte Creek Scout Camp in Marion County, according to court documents. Monda-Guthrie worked at the camp for the Boy Scouts of America. They engaged […]

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