Document trail: Michael Elliott Eck

Former Virginia scout leader, Michael Eck admitted to inappropriate sexual behavior with scouts.  Records show no indication that Scouts called police.  Eck was barred from scouting.  Three years later he was convicted of sexual batter in a different case.

The Michael Eck case and many others raise serious questions for the Boy Scouts of America and the confidential files they have maintained for since the 1920s. 

Boy Scout President, Wayne Perry believes overall the confidential file system has worked.  “It protected a lot of kids,” Perry said.   “Absolutely, no question,” he added.

But Perry also says it didn’t protect all kids.  “It was a moral failure,” he said.

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