The national organization, that's been around for nearly 100 years, is currently fighting the obstacle of files that were kept confidential for so long, but local leaders say today's program is based on an "open door policy."
"All of our activities are open to parents, there are no secrets; in fact we encourage parents to see what's going on," explained Jerry Freyberg the Alabama/Flordia Boy Scouts Executive Director.
Fryeberg said their educational training begins with keeping parents involved and the first thing scouts receive is a guide to parents on how to protect their children from child abuse.
The director went on to explain there is a very rigorous process when it comes to choosing those who hold the honor of leading scouts.
"Anybody that becomes a leader first has a criminal background check to make sure they are a desirable type person that we want in the program and then child protection training is mandatory," explained Fryeberg
Today's leaders say
they can't change the past, but they are striving to ensure that trust is restored
to the organization.
Leaders assure that if any problems ever arise they are reported to police immediately and if a person is in question they are removed from the scouting organization.