Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scouts Association
- Powell’s younger brother, Major David Baden-Powell, was a member of the Freemasons
Jeal’s The Boy-Man, a biography of Powell, details Powell’s attraction to young boys. The book also tells us how Powell liked to look at photos of nude schoolboys with his friend, a schoolmaster and amateur snapper of his pupils.
- - see: Books on Pizzagate/Pedogate
J.L. Tarr, a Chief Scout Executive in the 1980s, said regarding sexual assault cases against Scout leaders in all 50 states: “That’s been an issue since the Boy Scouts began”.
Prior to 1994, there were over 2,000 reported cases of sexual abuse within the Boy Scouts of America.
- 24May2017 OVpCXP/ - EXCLUSIVE: Another Georgia Boy Scouts leader sued for sex abuse - Athens scoutmaster allegedly abused boys for decades
- 31May2017  - Child sex abuse suit targets Boy Scouts, Athens churches
- Massive online pedophile ring busted by cops - Five Americans among 184 people arrested; 230 abused children taken to safety [] - published: unknown - "Internet pedophile ring with up to 70,000 members" ... "European police agency Europol said in a statement that "Operation Rescue" had identified 670 suspects and that 230 abused children in 30 countries had been taken to safety. More children are expected to be found" ... "184 people had been arrested" ... "those detained are suspected of direct involvement in sexually abusing children" ... "They include teachers, police officers and scout (Boy Scouts ?) leaders, AP reported. One Spaniard who worked at summer youth camps is suspected of abusing some 100 children over five years" ... "five arrests and four convictions in connection with Operation Rescue in the U.S" ... "Arrests so far have been made in Georgia and Connecticut" ... "website operated from a server based in the Netherlands" ..."Law enforcement authorities from 13 countries, including the United States, Australia, Canada, Italy, Spain and the UK, were involved in the case" ... "analysts had cracked the security features of a key computer server at the center of the network which uncovered the identities of suspected child sex offenders" ... "helped police break encryption measures that shielded users' identities" etc
- 20May2014  - HSI New York announces arrest of 71 individuals for sexual exploitation crimes against children in Operation Caireen - Federal, state charges include possession, distribution of child pornography
- - "...which began April 4 and ran until May 15, HSI special agents, New York City Police Department detectives and other law enforcement partners surreptitiously infiltrated peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks... Several of the defendants facing charges held positions of public trust, including two police officers, two registered nurses, a paramedic, an au pair, and an individual who served as both a den master with the Boy Scouts of America and a little league baseball coach... "
- 30Jan2016  - Teachers, scout (Boy Scouts ?) leaders among 13 arrested in alleged pedophile ring
- - "...Didier Chetelat; Jonathan St-Pierre, Claude Paquette, David Boucher, Simon Brochu, Dave Turcotte, Patrick Charbonneau, Vincent Rodrigue, Kenneth Jodoin, Francis Perron, Jean-Marc St-Hilaire, André Faivre, and Roger Lepage are the 13 people arrested by the SQ and its partners Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 as part of an investigation called "Malaise"...
The "biggest case" for Philpott in the film is the story of a New Orleans Boy Scouts troop, Troop 137, who were used as child prostitutes for major politicians in and around 1976. Apparently congressman and top political leaders from Louisiana AND a neighboring state were involved as customers.
- 1935 to 1941 - Powell appointed Freemason Arthur Somers as his chief deputy. He was appointed as Chief Scout after the death of Baden-Powell
- May1991 - Washington Times published an investigation into the sex abuse in the BSA