What the scouts should have done is release all the documentation of abuses within the scouts and between the scout leaders and scouts.
Conservatives are reluctant to “destroy the village in order to save it.” Instead, I think they tend to rely on help from above. Supporters of the heterosexual boy scouting organization would not have been willing to highlight sex abuse by older scouts and scoutmasters in order to show the dangers of putting them in overnight camping situations because of the discredit it would have brought to the entire organization.
Unfortunately the left has no similar reluctance to burn the village to the ground if need be to gain their objectives.
Actually, they did, though they did it under court order.
I read hundreds of pages of the documentation posted online by a newspaper. It included a specific situation with an adult leader I knew decades ago a Cub Scout, a leader who was removed with no public explanation (at least none that I knew about as a boy; maybe the adults knew).
And then, there was an E-4 chaplain’s assistant working as a Scout Leader here at Fort Leonard Wood decades ago who got removed from Scouting, and later on ended up having to register as a sex offender due to subsequent civilian criminal convictions.
To say I got angry after reading the Scouting files is a gross understatement.
The Scouts did the right thing to remove these people from contact with young boys — including me.
To do anything else would have been a gross dereliction of duty.