boy scout® abuse help available to victims

for over 100 years, the boy scouts of America hid records of abuse. now, thousands of scouts are coming forward to file a legal claim.


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Legal Claims Are Being Filed For Compensation

since its establishment in 1910, the boy scouts of America® was once regarded as one of America's greatest and largest organizations. at its peak, it had over 2.4 million scouts and over 1 million adult volunteers.

however, current allegations state that many boy scouts® have been victims of abuse by adult scoutmasters and other leaders. newly released records have also found that 8,000 adult leaders have been accused of sexual abuse.

thanks to increases in the statute of limitations in many states, thousands of former scouts are coming forward. victims are eligible to file a claim and may be entitled to compensation.

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With thousands of abuse victims coming forward, the Boy Scouts of America® establishes a victim fund to provide the necessary compensation to victims. Although the Boy Scouts of America® had filed for bankruptcy in February 2020, a victim's fund will still be available to those who file an individual claim.


many states expand their statute of limitations in order to encourage more victims to come forward against the boy scouts of america®.


in an oregon trial, a court ruled that all boy scout® files that contained details of abuse be released to the public. the investigators reviewed over 1,200 cases. the investigators found that the organization asked abusive leaders to resign rather than report them to the police.


6 men filed lawsuits against the boy scouts of America® claiming that they had been abused by adult leaders. the victims received compensation totaling over $19 million.


the boy scouts of america® begins to implement background checks on all scoutmasters in order to help stop cases of abuse.


The Boy Scouts of America® begins to implement standards for leadership in an attempt to screen adult leaders before they enter the organization.

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