Lately, my mind has been wandering back to my first camping experience. This event is the source of such fear and dread that thinking about it even twenty years later is sending shivers up and down my spine. However, I feel by writing this incident down I can put that night behind me and finally put this harrowing encounter to bed. I lived a sheltered life as a child.
I was thrilled to be a Boy Scout, then for months I was sexually abused by my scoutmaster
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When this story came to us, we all reeled, and you probably will too. The mother who wrote to us describes her account as raw and disturbing. But you know what? We hope that reading this and sharing it will enable more of us in the community to report child abuse if we suspect something may be occurring. If this is a troubling subject for you, you may not want to read the below story. My eight-year-old is the quiet one, a thinker, sporty, very handsome, very caring.
'Our little secret.' Eagle Scout says writing graphic book about sex abuse helped him heal
Before you follow this page of story links, I want to make something crystal clear: Stories that are just about sex are ten a penny. The stories that I have found here are stories about love. They involve the growing emotions between young men. They are about the dawning realisation of sexuality, and of people whose outlook on life is different from the established norms. People often ask if they may submit work to me for the site.
Image courtesy of Tyler Beckett. The Boy Scouts of America is an organization built around ideals: ideal morals, ideal aptitudes, ideal men. These ideals were shared by my grandfather, my uncle and my father when they were scouts.