- Part 1 - Trail of Betrayal - Inside the Files
The Scripps National Investigative Team is on the Trail of Betrayal. In part one the team looks at 30,000 documents within the Boy Scouts confidential files, also known as the "Perversion Files." Ten journalists, over 6 months review more than 30
- Part 2 - Trail of Betrayal - Systematic Failures
The Scripps National Investigative Team continues on the Trail of Betrayal. The team how the Boy Scouts’ systematic problems within the boys scouts including poor background checks and suspected molesters that were able to move from troop to tr
- Part 3 - Trail of Betrayal - Scouts Today
Part 3 looks at present-day Scouting. The organization has toughened its youth-protection policies, but they’re not always followed -- so some problems persist. An abused Scout later became a Scout leader for his sons’ troop -- but then resigne
- Trail of Betrayal - The Journey
The "Trail of Betrayal" project on child sex abuse in the Boy Scouts of America was produced by the Scripps National Investigative team at The E.W. Scripps Company’s bureau in Washington, D.C. These journalists spent 6 months reviewing 30,000 doc
Our exclusive look into the Boy Scouts confidential files – 30,000 documents, 10 journalists, 6 months of research. Our investigation reveals scouts’ pleas for help being ignored while some scout leaders were promised confidentiality.
The Scripps National Investigative Team tracks systemic problems within the Boy Scouts of America, including poor background checks, and suspected molesters moving from troop to troop. More of our exclusive interview with the leader of BSA.
After revelations of abuse within the Boy Scouts of America, how has the organization and its policies changed, and are changes working? You’ll hear different sides. Plus, a one-time abused scout has to decide whether scouting is right for his sons.
About Trail of Betrayal
"Trail of Betrayal” is a joint project from Scripps broadcast, print and digital journalists based in Washington, D.C. Over six months, the Scripps National Investigative team researched and reported on a portion of the Boy Scouts of America's confidential files.
The "Trail of Betrayal" package on child sex abuse in the Boy Scouts of America was produced by an investigative team at The E.W. Scripps Co.’s bureau in Washington, D.C. Journalists reviewed 30,000 documents, contained in 1,881 files, and traveled around the country to prepare reports for broadcast, digital and print platforms.