Boy Scouts of America Abuse: Documents, IV FIles & Reports

This page contains publicly-available information pertaining to the Boy Scouts of America, including child sexual abuse perpetrator information (IV/Perversion Files) and Chapter 11 bankruptcy information. Additional Chapter 11 bankruptcy information can be found here.

If you were abused by a Scoutmaster or Scout leader, we want to help you. Jeff Anderson & Associates has experienced Boy Scout lawyers who have worked with survivors of abuse by Scoutmasters, scout leaders, and other volunteers of the Boy Scouts of America.

Boy Scouts Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Claims Bar Date Order

On February 17, 2020, the Boy Scouts of America announced its filing Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. On May 26, 2020 the bankruptcy court set a claims bar date marking the deadline by which all survivors of child sexual abuse by a BSA volunteer or employee must formally file a claim with the court: November 16, 2020. After this date, a survivor could be denied any sort of recovery from the Boy Scouts of America.

This complicated and highly nuanced legal tactic is often confusing to people who are not familiar with this type of bankruptcy, and it can prevent survivors of child sexual abuse from pursuing legal action. Please visit our Boy Scouts Bankruptcy FAQ page for more information.

Attorney and Advocate Mike Finnegan discusses BSA bankruptcy deadline

The Anderson List: Boy Scouts Abuse

The names and information contained in these lists include the names of employees or volunteers who have worked for the Boy Scouts of America throughout the United States who have been accused of sexual misconduct. While lawsuits were filed involving many of these alleged perpetrators, the vast majority of the claims against these individuals have been settled or have not been fully evaluated in a civil or criminal court. Accordingly, the allegations should be considered just allegations and should not be considered proved or substantiated in a court of law.

All individuals should be considered innocent until proven guilty. In some situations, the statute of limitations has expired preventing cases from being heard in a court of law. The information contained herein is an attempt to compile information already available to the public including information.

Boy Scouts “Perversion” Files Database

From the 1920s to present day, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has maintained an internal filing system of scout leaders accused of misconduct, including sexual abuse. The “Ineligible Volunteer Files” (IV Files) constitute five categories, including sexual misconduct, a.k.a., Perversion Files. These Perversion Files illustrate the knowledge that the BSA has about the history and context of sexual abuse of children within scouting. Significantly, Courts have ordered the release of these files as part of numerous court cases throughout the country. In fall 2012, the Perversion Files from the years 1965 to 1985 were made public.

As experienced Boy Scout sexual abuse lawyers, we are dedicated to exposing more predators within the Boy Scouts of America throughout the nation and bringing justice to those seeking healing and hope in their path toward recovery. In January 2013, in the case of John Doe 180 v. The National Boy Scouts of America Foundation et al., a Ramsey County District Court Judge ordered the release of the Boy Scouts of America’s confidential Perversion Files from 1999-2008. That production amounted to the release of 1539 IV Files.