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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

    I started scouts when I was 12. I was a very shy and reserved child and one particular leader, man i…

  • Post 2014

    I’d been in Scouting since I was 8 years old. It had become such an important part of my life, that …

  • Sexual Abuse

    I was abused by a scout leader along with some other boys.

    I went to the police and nothing happe…

  • Post 2014

    I was a rainbow, a brownie and then a scout and onto explorers, and after a few years returning at 2…

  • Post 2014

    My husband was charged with physically assaulting my son, his stepson. I was a witness. A local Scou…

  • Sexual Abuse

    It is maybe too long ago to be relevant, except for saying that this is…

  • Sexual Abuse

    In 1964 I was the Troop Leader of a scout troop in ****. I loved scouting and enjoyed every aspect o…

  • Post 2014

    My son was not sexually abused, he was bullied by one of the scout leaders and the membership secret…

  • Insufficient Training

    Speaking as a volunteer with the Scouts: These experiences are real, and I fully support the goals o…

  • Sexual Abuse

    As a child protection social worker I worked with a girl who had been sexually abused by her father …