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Read and try and understand other people’s experiences and stories from abuse in the Scouts. If there’s anything here that is triggering, know that there are people who can help. If you feel inspired or confident enough, please share your story.

 

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  • Post 2014

    Recently I had to make a referral to the LADO about beavers group that I had attended as a helper wi…

  • Post 2014

    My son (8) and his fellow cubs have been bullied and humilated at meetings and at camp, while at ***…

  • Sexual Abuse

    My ex husband was a Cub Scout leader in the late 60’s and early 70’s in a pack while he was serv…

  • Sexual Abuse

    What an amazing project. Thank you for this. My own story is from the 1960s or maybe early 1970s. A …

  • Sexual Abuse

    I was a scout at ****** between 1981 – 87. My abuser became a scout leader to solely groom boys some…

  • Adult Leader

     

    When I was 8-9, between 1977-1979 while a cub scout at the ***************, my friend and …

  • Pre 2014

    I was in my second year at scouts doing badges and applied for my first aid badge. The scout master …

  • Post 2014

    This is a current/ongoing example of scouts poor child protection and safeguarding abilities in 2023…

  • Emotional Abuse

    I briefly joined the scouts for 2 years to take part in a DOFE program and almost as soon as i joine…

  • Sexual Abuse

    I wasn’t in scouts but I was in girl guides. However we did go to camps where we would be sharing …