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But a short time later, the mom told NBC News, she got a call from the troop leader Richard Robbins that left her shaking her head in disbelief. Four years later, Kelsey, who was then a Dutchess County, New York, lawmaker, was convicted of sexually abusing two year-old scouts on an overnight camping trip. Nor is it identifying the name of the worried mother who filed the affidavit and who, like the others, lives in Dutchess County. Instead, they did nothing. The youth was not identified by name and the statement did not say whether he was a scout. The lawsuit, in which Kelsey is representing himself even though he was disbarred after his conviction, comes as the BSA has been battling hundreds of other lawsuits around the country as former scouts have come forward with abuse allegations. The Boy Scout have insisted repeatedly that the days when they failed to keep predators out of the ranks are long gone. The angry mother of one of the abused teens said scouting is still a magnet for pedophiles.
The naked singing incident is among those accusations. I said, 'My son misunderstood a naked man singing 'Hakuna Matata'? Her complaints were ultimately disregarded, but similar accusations soon followed.
Fifty-eight years ago, Edward Pittson says, the Scoutmaster who had taught him skills like how to use a compass and light a campfire said he was going to teach Pittson about sex. The Scoutmaster invited Pittson, who was 12, to his house and asked him to lie on the bed. The man assured the boy he had seen other Boy Scouts naked. About four years later, Pittson, around 16 and furious that the man remained a Scoutmaster, told his parents what had happened. He says his parents went to the bishop at their local church in Northern California, the same church that sponsored the Boy Scout troop, and the Scoutmaster was quietly removed from his position. Pittson says he also spoke to the bishop, but as far as he knows, nobody reported the Scoutmaster to the police. Now, Pittson is one of hundreds of men and boys hoping for a last chance at restitution if the Boy Scouts of America, in the face of a new wave of abuse allegations, files for bankruptcy.