A message from our Scout Executive.
As you may have heard, earlier today a Scouter was arrested. We were disturbed to learn of these allegations. Nothing is more important than the safety of our youth members. Upon learning of the investigation by Homeland Security, we removed this individual and prohibited him from any future participation in our programs.
We seek to prevent child abuse through comprehensive policies and procedures to serve as barriers to abuse. These include a thorough screening process for adult leaders and staff, criminal background checks, requiring two or more adult leaders be present with youth at all times during Scouting activities, and the prompt mandatory reporting of any allegation or suspicion of abuse.
Anyone with any information on potential abuse should contact authorities to ensure the safety of our youth, in and out of Scouting.
We will continue to cooperate with law enforcement as they investigate this matter.
As this matter is ongoing, please contact the authorities with any further questions. Or, for more information about the BSA’s youth protection policies, please visit bsayouthprotection.org.
Yours in service to youth and families,
Lake Erie Council