In a stinging report, the Los Angeles Times charges that the Boy Scouts of America concealed the crimes of hundreds of child molesters in its ranks from 1970 to 1991.
In one 1982 case, a Michigan Boy Scout camp director said his bosses, learning of an abuse charge, told him to “keep it quiet” to protect the reputations of the Scouts and the staff member accused of the crime.
In a 1987 casein Milwaukee, local Scout leaders got the help of an influential board leader, a newspaper publisher, to keep the news quiet.
How extensive was the alleged cover-up, and what, if anything, should be done about it now? Read more.