Ineligible Volunteer File on Francis Eugene Davis

Added June 19, 1986

In around 1920, soon after the Boy Scouts of America (“BSA”) was formed, the organization began keeping files on adult leaders and volunteers who were alleged to have committed various crimes and offenses. The files are known today as the “Ineligible Volunteer” or the “I.V. Files.”

The I.V. Files are made up of six categories of offenses including Perversion, Morals, Financial, Leadership, Theft and Criminal. By far the largest category is the Perversion Files, or “P Files” as the BSA internally refers to them. The Perversion Files contain the names of adult leaders who have been accused of, or convicted in a criminal court of, molesting or otherwise sexually abusing Boy Scouts.

Disclaimer: The information contained in each of the I.V. files was created solely by the Boy Scouts of America. The I.V. files for the period 1965 through 1985 were made public pursuant to a court order. By the terms of the court’s order, the names and contact information of persons identified as victims of sexual abuse and those that reported the abuse were redacted. If the person identified as the reporter of alleged abuse was a professional Scouter, i.e., an individual employed by the Boy Scouts of America or an affiliate, then the person’s name was not redacted. In 2012, the I.V. Files for the period 1986 through 1991 were made available to the public through the Los Angeles Times.

The information in the Perversion Files concerns allegations of child sexual abuse. In a number of the cases, the allegations were later substantiated by court proceedings. However, in a great many cases no such substantiation ever occurred.

The first page of each I.V. File is a “Confidential Record Sheet,” which provides basic background information on each individual. The information includes the individual’s date of birth, daytime job, and most importantly, his troop number and the basics of the allegations of abuse.

The following information was taken directly from the Ineligible Volunteer file of Francis Eugene Davis. If you continue to scroll down on this page, you will be able to view the entire file and/or download the entire file. If you have any problems downloading or viewing the file, please contact us.


Francis Eugene Davis


Boy Scouts of America

Troop Number(s)

Troop 113 (Walworth, New York)

Date Ineligible Volunteer File Opened

June 19, 1986
Residence City: Walworth
Residence State: NY
Residence Zip: 14568
Date of Birth: April 15, 1905
Approximate Age When File Created: 54
Occupation: Xerox Carr(this Wronas Not Been Verified)
Weight: 210
Height: 5' 10"
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Summary: In 1986, Davis was placed in BSA’s Ineligible Volunteer File after it was reported that he was charged with multiple counts of sodomy stemming from a series of alleged incidents since 1983 involving a 16-year-old member of Troop 113, which included Davis’ son. Davis allegedly pled guilty to five counts of third-degree sodomy connection with a series of incidents involving two teenage Scouts in his Troop.

Approximate Location(s) where Francis Eugene Davis Served

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