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The series, written shortly after the inception of BSA's Youth Protection program, concluded that "After decades of shying away from the problem, the Scouts have created what many child abuse experts call one of the best sex abuse education programs in the country.
The program teaches boys, leaders and parents about resisting, recognizing and reporting abuse." A number of lawsuits have resulted.
The newspaper articles later formed the basis for a book by the main journalist involved, Patrick Boyle: Scout's Honor: Sexual Abuse in America's Most Trusted Institution.
The plan has been criticized for not making criminal background checks a requirement for all volunteers until 2008, and that failure to require those allowed additional child molesters into the organization.
In May 1991, the Washington Times published a major five-part investigation entitled "Scouts Honor" on sex abuse in the BSA.
Staff from the newspaper had worked for two years preparing the series, reviewing internal and personnel records from the Boy Scouts; court records from more than 20 states; and more than 1,000 newspaper articles; as well as interviewing more than 200 people, including molesters, families of victims, Scout leaders, sex abuse experts and lawyers.
The newspaper restricted itself to reported cases of male Scout leaders abusing Boy Scouts before the introduction of its Youth Protection program.
Like most youth organizations, the BSA has struggled with the problem of sex abuse and how to handle abuse allegations. A centerpiece of the program is the "two deep" leadership criterion which dictates that no adult can ever be alone with any members.