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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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  • Sexual Abuse

    This is a hard story to tell, from when I was an Explorer between 2006 and 2008.
    I was aged between…

  • Post 2014

    I have been a leader for 30 years. I have seen attitudes change, and practices considered normal 30 …

  • Sexual Abuse

    In cubs in the mid-70s there was a regular outing by train to a seaside resort on the south coast. I…

  • Sexual Abuse

    I went from cubs to scouts and aged about 11 enrolled for my first aid badge. Me and another scout a…

  • Sexual Abuse

    I remember several of us Scouts being invited into the kit storeroom by an Assistant Scout Leader (i…

  • Post 2014

    I was a scout between 2010 and 2014, in 2011 I went on a scout trip to Europe, on that trip if we go…

  • Sexual Abuse

    I joined the scouts at 11 years old, quickly I developed a friendship with one of the group leaders….

  • Post 2014

    I was bullied ruthlessly by other kids in my scout group, starting almost immediately after I moved …

  • Sexual Abuse

    As part of a Gangshow (it’s a variety show run and performed by Scouts) – I was in the cast under …

  • Sexual Abuse

    1973-1976 Assistant scout leader took advantage of me being physically abused by my father, took it …