Ineligible Volunteer File on Juan Anderson

Added September 30, 1966

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 Juan Anderson. 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.


Juan Anderson


Boy Scouts of America

Troop Number(s)

Troop 10 (Staten Island, New York)
Troop 4 (Staten Island, New York)

Date Ineligible Volunteer File Opened

September 30, 1966
Residence City: Staten Island
Residence State: NY
Residence Zip: 10307
Approximate Age When File Created: 19
Occupation: Student
Weight: 175
Height: 5' 11"
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Summary: Starting in 1966, reports of alleged sexual abuse of a 15-year-old Scout were made against Anderson, resulting in his placement in the BSA’s Ineligible Volunteer File. Anderson was the Scoutmaster of Troop 4 and Troop 10, and allegedly confessed to the reported abuse. However, Anderson was permitted to serve as Scoutmaster for many years in multiple troops, working closely with youth in New York, Virginia, Germany, Japan, and Texas. Anderson was permitted to remain in Scouting on a “probationary” basis despite past reports of inappropriate behavior with young boys. On at least one occasion, Anderson sought his way back into Scouting using a different name “Jon Anderson,” but was allowed to remain in his position. In 1979, Anderson was, again, reported to have allegedly sexually abused boys, and pled guilty to related crimes, resulting in a two to five year prison sentence. BSA’s file indicates at that time the organization “had many concerns about this individual for a long time,” and thus finally decided to reject his involvement in Scouting moving forward.

Approximate Location(s) where Juan Anderson Served

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