“Scouts Honor: The Secret Files of the Boy Scouts of America” is a Netflix documentary directed by Brian Knappenberger.
Robert Baden-Powell, a Londoner, was one of the founders of the Boy Scouts, the most popular youth group in the United States.
Over 82,000 victims claimed to have been subjected to sexual abuse by the organization in the United States, making it the largest sexual abuse scandal ever perpetrated by an organization.
This documentary, although abominable and horrifying to watch, takes us through the pain of the victims, the allegations, and the past, present, and future of this organization. In Delaware alone, the organization had to pay $2. 6 billion in compensation to the victims. In most cases, as this documentary consistently states, the compensations have not yet been paid.
It is a documentary about the unpleasant and distressing topic of pain, addressing a socially uncomfortable question: how is it possible for an organization of such prestige, with so much history and tradition, to have 82,000 cases of sexual abuse against minors? There is no answer, and no one can provide one, not even the documentary attempts to do so. It simply shows us the victims, who narrate their experiences and present the facts.
A documentary that exposes the horrible truths; truths that have caused trauma beyond words. This is a true story that needed to be told.
September 6, 2023
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Scout's Honor: The Secret Files of the Boy Scouts of America
Movie title: Scout's Honor: The Secret Files of the Boy Scouts of America
Movie description: Survivors, whistleblowers and experts recount the Boy Scouts of America's decadeslong cover-up of sexual abuse cases and its heartbreaking impact.
Date published: September 3, 2023
Country: United States
Duration: 94 min.
Director(s): Brian Knappenberger
Companies: Luminant Media, Netflix
A documentary that exposes the horrible truths; truths that have caused trauma beyond words. A true story that needed to be told.