BSA has been ordered to pay $18.5 million for damages associated with an incident between a scout leader and a boy in the early 1980's. While no incident of abusing a child, in any form, is acceptable, punishing the entire organization and setting the precedent for future heavy claims suits damages one of our nation's greatest tools for young boys and men.
As is seen often within any organization where adults work with children, including public schools, it is difficult to impossible to screen every threat out of the system. It is equally difficult to prevent incidents when Boy Scouts are sued for addressing gender/orientation issues with adults who work with boys. In short, Boy Scouts of America remain under attack from within the political sphere due to the moral direction of the association as a whole. Drive on boys!