Scores of files kept secret for decades by the Boy Scouts of America to document suspected molesters within the organization are starting to leak out.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Zak Koeske
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Portions of a confidential Boy Scouts of America list kept for decades by the organization to document suspected molesters within their ranks were released earlier this week. Another batch of confidential "Ineligible Volunteer Files," some overlapping with the first set, is expected to be released Thursday on the order of the Oregon Supreme Court. Known colloquially to Boy Scouts executives as the "Perversion Files," the list contains names and allegations against thousands of Scout leaders who were suspected of sexually abusing young scouts and dismissed from their jobs within the organization, including more than 100 in New Jersey. National Boy Scouts spokesman Deron Smith told NJ.com that the list, intended to keep suspected molesters …
The Community Service Award will be presented to New Jersey State Senator Kevin O'Toole during an honorary dinner on Thursday, September 27 in Franklin Lakes.
The Northern New Jersey Council Boy Scouts of America will recognize New Jersey State Senator Kevin J. O'Toole with the Community Service Award, highlighting his community service work throughout the Northern New Jersey area. The Community Service Award Dinner will be held on Thursday, September 27 at the Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes. “Senator O’Toole keeps in the tradition of our past honorees, with the work he has done to promote the lives of the citizens not only in the 40th District but in the State of New Jersey as a whole,” said Ramapo Valley District Chairman Joseph Schweighardt. According to a written statement, The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development …