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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

    My child’s abuse took place from aged 8-11 ( 2012-2015 )and involved grooming and full on sexual a…

  • Post 2014

    I joined as an assistant leader recently. The scout leader was of an older generation and didn’t h…

  • Sexual Abuse

    I was groomed from age 12 and abused from age 13 by my scout leader, who was 20 years my senior. Thi…

  • Post 2014

    There is no legal duty of care for volunteer leaders who chose to ignore the escalating bullying by …

  • Post 2014

    When I was 15, I was a young leader at a cub group whilst also in explorers and on a district cub ca…

  • Sexual Abuse

    I was a cub scout in the mid sixties and not abused but was very wary of the cub leader. A few years…

  • Sexual Abuse

    I was on summer camp away from home. I guess I was maybe 12. I fell climbing a slope in the woods an…

  • Post 2014

    My ex-husband started as a scout leader during our divorce proceedings after his solicitor told him …

  • Sexual Abuse

    I was abused at 13. I never told anyone. At 17 as an apprentice, my abuser was one of the trainers i…

  • Grooming

    I was a Cub leader and became aware of the Venture Scout leaders behaviour over a long period. He wa…