Boy Scouts of America
The alleged victims range in age from 8 to 93 and have come forward in all 50 states as well as military bases in Germany and Japan.
One lawsuit alleges that a Boy Scout volunteer leader abused a boy described as “developmentally challenged” on at least two occasions in 2018.
The filing will help shield the Boy Scouts from the prospect of compensating hundreds, if not thousands, of alleged sex abuse victims.
A survivor recounts years of alleged abuse in the Police Explorers programs, part of the Boy Scouts of America.
Just a few months ago, many of the victims would have had no way to seek justice.
Silencers have long been associated with gangsters and assassins, but a Boy Scouts camp in Maine says the devices protect hearing and allow others to peacefully enjoy the woods near their shooting range.
A compromise by the organization will allow some troops to maintain their bans, while encouraging more liberal chapters to enact their own leadership policies.
Boy Scouts of America president, Robert Gates, made the comments at the organization's national annual meeting in Atlanta.
The decision to hire a gay scout leader will determine whether the organization's ban on gay adults will head to court or quietly end after decades of being in practice.