The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is an amazing organization. Millions of Scouts and their leaders actively perform civic and community jobs including food collection and distribution; litter cleanup and beautification and conservation projects. The BSA helps young boys “build character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.”
There are over 2.6 million Scouts and 1 million Scout Leaders. Unfortunately, like every large organization, not every Scout Leader is a good person. According to published reports, thousands of Scouts have been victimized by Scout Leaders and volunteers. Luckily our Pasadena sex abuse lawyers are available to help those victimized.
How Abuse Occurs in the Boy Scouts of America
The BSA focuses on outdoor activities like camping and community-based tasks. Scout leaders work closely with Scouts and Scouts rely on Leaders for mentorship, direction and supervision. In this type of environment, sexual predators have opportunities to groom prospective victims.
Grooming can occur during camping trips, sleepovers, initiation processes, ceremonies and in Scout Leader homes. The BSA has installed numerous safeguards to prevent, or at last minimize, opportunities for abusers. However, not every BSA Chapter is vigilant or observant of these safeguards. The Law Offices of Scott Glovsky are well-versed in trial representation for child victims of abuse.
Contact our Los Angeles Child Abuse Attorneys Today
If your child has been abused by adults involved in the Boy Scouts, including Scout Leaders and volunteers in Southern California, please call us or fill out our online contact form. Your child has rights. The abuser should be held accountable.