The Boy Scouts file for bankruptcy

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  1. El Sapo

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    Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy. Hundreds of sexual abuse lawsuits are now on hold - CNN

    I'm not going to lie, I almost threw up my morning coffee after reading this. I knew there was trouble but I had no idea it was this bad :

    I was an ADD poster child with low self esteem as a kid, I only made it to Wolf I think, but as a boy without a present male role model the scouts filled a void in my life for little while. I remember falling behind very early to the other kids who had dads / two parent households who could help them work through their projects and advance. I'd have been completely susceptible to a predator in a mentor role and probably not seen it coming ; I wanted to be a part of something and learn 'guy things' so badly. I shudder when I think about that. I don't know why this article has hit me so hard. The institutions are failing.
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  2. Joe Fan

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  3. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    This is disturbing
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  4. n64ra

    n64ra 500+ Posts

    A good reminder that predators don't stand in the woods trying to grab kids as often as they get roles where trust is assumed and guards are lowered.
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  5. nashhorn

    nashhorn 2,500+ Posts

    Oh man I remember when I gagged at all the suits to allow gays, and all. Now this? Crap, even the Boy Scouts.
  6. Crockett

    Crockett 5,000+ Posts

    Really sad. Boy Scouts has done a lot for my family and our troop has all sorts of safeguards to prevent abuse. A few jerks created millions in losses for an organization that was all good for millions of boys becoming terrific young men. I remember with dismay that the Scouts had mortgaged Philmont Scout Ranch. I hope that amazing and valuable asset is not lost to future generations.
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