Since the 1920s, Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has documented thousands of instances of pedophiles infiltrating its programs in its “Perversion Files.” BSA has gone to great lengths to cover-up the existence of its Perversion Files system — even purging an unknown number of these files prior to 1990 — but the truth is now coming to light. Courageous abuse victims and their attorneys, including our members, have forced BSA to disclose thousands of files still in existence, documenting the staggering extent of Boy Scout abuse nationwide.
Exposing the Perversion Files and suspected pedophiles has helped to arm parents and their children with essential information to protect themselves. The Boy Scouts of America knew the abuse was taking place. It chose not to warn parents and children. Even more despicable is that fact that the BSA covered up the abuse. By concealing it, BSA caused irreparable harm to children.