Boy Scouts of America is Not a Safe Place for Children Today, Congress Must Take Immediate Action

Former Boy Scouts of America Youth Protection Director Blows Whistle

Scouting is High-Risk, Does Not Meet Minimum Safety Standards

BSA Allows Predators Overnight Access to Kids

Press Conference: Tuesday, October 12 at 1:30 p.m. ET

(Washington, D.C.) – At a press conference, Michael Johnson the 10-year former Youth Protection Director for Scouts BSA (formerly the Boy Scouts of America) will speak out about the dangers that Scouts BSA pose to children right now. He will also:

  • Present an open letter (attached), given to members of Congress, urging them to begin investigations and hearings immediately into the dangers that exist and the cover-up of abuse
  • Reveal BSA policies that allow predators access to children today
  • Expose how current Scouts BSA leadership and business model foster danger, secrecy, abuse and cover-up
  • Disclose details on former detective refusing to sign NDA, non-disparagement agreement
  • Demand full disclosure of hidden documents and identities of all predators, past and present
  • Demand release of internal expert analysis that identifies known perils within BSA
  • Demand full disclosure of the perversion files kept secret
  • Call to action by former detective and youth protection director of BSA, Michael Johnson.

Other speakers at the event will include:

  • Eagle Scout and survivor of sexual abuse who will share his experience of abuse for the first time publicly
  • Bridie Farrell, Founder of America Love Kids, survivor of child sexual abuse, and former Three-Time American Record holding speed skater
  • Joelle Casteix, survivor, advocate and board member of Zero Abuse Project
  • Victor Vieth, Director of Training and Research at Zero Abuse Project

WHEN: Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. ET

WHERE: National Press Club | 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045

LIVE STREAM: The press conference will also be live-streamed via Vimeo, FacebookYouTube, and in the News section of our website.  

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