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Boy Scouts' opposition to background checks let pedophiles in

Publié par Clifford Armion le 12/03/2012

Jason Felch and Kim Christensen

Amid reports of widespread sexual abuse of children in the late 1980s, several leading youth organizations began conducting criminal background checks of volunteers and staff members.
Big Brothers Big Sisters ordered the checks for all volunteers starting in 1986. Boys and Girls Clubs of America recommended their use the same year.
One of the nation's oldest and largest youth groups, however, was opposed — the Boy Scouts of America.
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"Boy Scouts' opposition to background checks let pedophiles in", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2012. Consulté le 23/04/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/boy-scouts-opposition-to-background-checks-let-pedophiles-in