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Boy Scouts “lagged” in protecting children

Posted by Sandra On May - 24 - 2010

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As part of closing statements in a recent Multnomah County civil trial, attorneys showed jurors a confidential form that banned a volunteer from Scouting. The handwriting says Timur Dykes was kicked out for “sexual molesting of young boys.”

The Boy Scouts‘ effort to protect their young members from sexual abuse had large gaps from the start and has significantly fallen behind modern practices. Videos intended to alert youth about potential abuse don’t warn that Scout leaders could be molesters, despite an 80-year record of just such scenarios.

Few of the 1.2 million adults volunteering in Scouts have been required to take training that the Boy Scouts offer.

READ MORE HERE:

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2010/05/post_106.html

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DREAMCATCHERS FOR ABUSED CHILDREN, INC. is an official non-profit 501(c)3 child abuse & neglect organization. Our mission is to educate the public on all aspects of child abuse such as symptoms, intervention, prevention, statistics, reporting, and helping victims locate the proper resources necessary to achieve a full recovery. We also cover areas such as bullying, teen suicide & prevention, children\'s rights, child trafficking, missing & exploited children, online safety, and pedophiles/sex offenders.

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