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    • That is accurate. For what's it worth, I am 60. My Scout Master/abuser is ten years older than I am. In 1971, he traveled across our town to a troop in need of a leader and got the job. He was 20. If I was visiting my mother, I could knock on his door, he'd welcome me and offer me a beer. He always did. Well, unless of course, he's finally quaking in his boots. Unknown to him, I started my effort to prosecute him - with no intent or effort to pursue civil action against anyone - 20 years ago.  
    • I wouldn't do that. Just because something happened 50 years ago doesn't mean it can't be verified even if the perpetrator is dead. I believe in a reasonable look back process because forensic investigation can validate many claims. Also, the vast majority of the claims -- about 85% -- were made by men in their mid forties to early fifties so the reality is that many perpetrators or at least corroborating witnesses are certainly possibly alive.   
    • I understand. My point is that your specific experience is not going to matter (or matter much) when, in the aggregate, parents and scouts are losing out. I have no doubt yours was/is a horrible experience. I am trying to say that your laying it out will not in anyway provide a response, or a sufficient one, for many/most at this point. What they see is their scout unit is gone. What they see is their CO refusing to recharter them. What they see is their dues skyrocketing. What they see is their son/daughter losing out. And your story, as tragic as it may be, is not going to be enough of a response as to why all these bad things are happening and why SOLs should be extended, up to (and possibly including) the liquidation and destruction of BSA.
    • It had nothing to do with trying to convince you, a den mother, a Scout or anyone else. I don't believe that's what I've been doing or attempted to do here. I wanted to offer a respectful and thoughtful response from my experience. You raised great points in both posts and I wanted to ponder and engage the various elements. I believe you meant it to read well on my end, but I can't say it did. Rather harsh, but I am the outlier here and, at times, that is clear. I was aware of when I started to post and take it for what it is. Happy to take my ball and jax and leave the playground.
    • And yet, that ship has sailed. Civil litigation in this arena is here to stay.
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