A Boy Scout troop leader in Sicklerville has been charged with possessing and distributing child pornography.
James Roberts, 74, was arrested after officials executed a search warrant on Friday at his home on Avella Lane in Sicklerville, the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office said. Authorities said numerous devices containing images and video of child pornography were found.
Roberts was involved in the Boy Scouts for 40 years and was master scout leader for Troop 132 in Sicklerville, reports NJ.com
According to the probable cause affidavit, Roberts admitted to a detective that he had used a file sharing program to download and share child pornography.
He has since been removed from the troop and banned from participating in future Boy Scout programs, Boy Scouts of America said in a statement.
“This individual’s behavior is abhorrent and runs counter to everything for which the Boy Scouts of America stands. Nothing is more important than the safety of our youth members,” said Kevin Bishop, Scout Executive/CEO of the Garden State Council Boy Scouts of America.
Roberts was sent to the Camden County jail pending a bail hearing.
It appears Roberts was arrested just in time, with the national Scouting Jamboree set to begin in weeks.
Sickeningly, he was likely to take advantage of the opportunity, given that condoms are now required at the yearly youth gatherings.
Leadership of the Boy Scouts has mandated that condoms be “readily and easily accessible” for next year’s 24th World Scout Jamboree, which is scheduled to be held in the mountains of West Virginia from July 21 to Aug. 1, 2019.
It has been speculated that the policy is to prevent DNA evidence from being collected from what appears to be a giant orgy in the making. Roberts’ arrest appears to confirm that fear.
The theme for the 2019 Jamboree is called “Unlock a New World,” a concept that was conceived by the Scouts’ youth bid team, “known as the Dream Team,” according to the announcement.
“This theme speaks to the new adventures, cultures, and friendships that will be shared by Scouts from around the world during the event,” the statement adds.
And about the condoms?
According to its 2016 handbook, the World Scout Committee is mandating that condoms be made readily available.
A subsection on page 10 of the publication reads,
“The Host [Organization] must ensure that condoms are readily and easily accessible for all participants and [International Service Team] at a number of locations on the site.”
The directive adds, “When making this information available onsite, consideration shall be given to the various cultures and beliefs present.”
What are others saying about this?
John Stemberger, Florida Family Policy Council president and chairman of the board for the Christian scouting organization Trail Life USA, told Charisma News:
In light of the mandatory condom policy, it is not clear how far down the rabbit hole the Boy Scouts will continue to fall. With the addition of condoms and alcohol, the World Jamboree is starting to sound more like a 1960s Woodstock festival rather than a campout that parents would want to send their children to!
All of this should be deeply disturbing to the churches that are chartering Boy Scout Troops. These policies present a clear youth protection problem that the BSA absolutely refuses to recognize. The fact that they are requiring that condoms be “readily accessible” and are communicating this to everyone—including youth participants—shows that the BSA is both anticipating and facilitating sexual conduct between minors at this event. These policies are both outrageous and completely irresponsible.
All of this after the Boy Scouts began their decline by inviting openly homosexual members and Scout masters, then dropping “boys” from their name in order to accommodate mentally ill members whose imaginations tell them they have one of a plethora of imaginary genders.
Boy Scouts of America has announced it will soon be dropping ‘Boy’ from the organization’s name, sending Twitter into outrage and disbelief. Critics of the name change say America’s young men are being intentionally emasculated.
With girls soon to be allowed to join the organization, the Boy Scouts will officially become known as Scouts BSA in 2019 to reflect the “inclusive” nature of the century-old club.
The group’s board of directors unanimously voted to accept all children, regardless of gender, in October – a decision that may have been spurred, at least in part, by dropping enrollment in the club. There are currently around 2.3 million scouts in the United States – down nearly 30 percent since 2000.
“As we enter a new era for our organization, it is important that all youth can see themselves in Scouting in every way possible,” Boy Scouts of America chief executive Michael Surbaugh said in a statement. “That is why it is important that the name for our Scouting program for older youth remain consistent with the single name approach used for the Cub Scouts.” The Cub Scouts are for younger children aged 7-10.
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