As an organization, the goal of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes. Are they succeeding?
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
How are they teaching young people to make ethical and moral choices when as an organization they are making immoral and unethical choices by “hiding” child abusers?
The Scout Oath is as follows:
“On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.”
The Scout Law states that a Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is the largest youth organization in the U.S. with nearly 3 million youth members and 1.1 million registered adult leaders. These members make up the 122,582 local Scout units that in have logged millions of hours of community service.
In all fairness, it seems as if it’s a good organization with even better goals, however if you look beneath the surface you will find the same issues you find in society. The Boy Scouts of America is not perfect, nor has it ever claimed to be. However, the safety and innocence of these boys needs to be protected.
If you have been a victim of Sex Abuse within the Boy Scouts of America, whether it be by a leader or another scout, please call the attorneys at the Mallard Law Firm for a FREE consultation at (888) 409-3805. You may be entitled to compensation.