The Boy Scout Files: Will their release affect you?

A boy scout troop.
A boy scout troop.

The long-secret files the Boy Scouts of America kept describing allegations of child sexual abuse by Scout leaders are to be made public. There are some 1,200 files covering Scouts and Scouting leaders from 1965 to 1985.

If you were involved in the Boy Scouts, how does this information release affect you, your family and the institution?

KPCC journalists want to hear from Scouts, leaders, their families and others about the benefits or harms they see coming from both the Boy Scouts policy of keeping allegations confidential, and the public release of these files.

Responses to our questions are confidential, so nothing you share will be aired or published without your permission.