Boy Scouts ads brings thousands of new sex abuse claims

By Christian Boone, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution A national advertising campaign by the Boy Scouts of America alerting victims of decades-old sexual abuse they have until Nov. 16 to seek compensation has spawned thousands of new claims and a behind-the-scenes battle pitting survivors against attorneys. The fight is all about controlling the process that will determine the…

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Plaintiffs’ attorneys take aim at Boy Scouts’ `dark history’

Like millions of other Americans in the 1950s and ’60s, Duane Ruth-Heffelbower spent his formative years learning to tie knots, build campfires and pitch tents with the Boy Scouts, whose wholesome, God-fearing reputation was burnished by Normal Rockwell’s magazine-cover paintings of fresh-faced Scouts, brave, courteous and cheerful.

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A Scout Is Trustworthy

The Scout Law is a list of 12 characteristics that the Boy Scouts of America says every Scout tries to live up to. “It is not always easy to do, but a Scout always tries.” The first of these characteristics is trustworthy.  This seems like a cruel joke. For decades, the BSA violated the trust…

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