Ineligible Volunteer File on Michael Mooney

Added March 9, 1989

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 Michael Mooney. 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.


Michael Mooney


Boy Scouts of America

Troop Number(s)

Troop 49 (Blue Point, New York)

Date Ineligible Volunteer File Opened

March 9, 1989
Residence City: East Patchogue
Residence State: NY
Residence Zip: 11772
Date of Birth: February 22, 1991
Approximate Age When File Created: 46
Occupation: Suffolk County Police - Retired - Patchogue Ford Co.
Weight: 185
Height: 5' 11"
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Summary: In 1984, the Narragansett Council reported that Mooney showed “poor judgment” and allegedly gave alcohol to Scouts and suggested some sexual activity while at Yawgoog Scout Reservation However, it does not appear he was placed in the BSA’s Ineligible Volunteer File until 1989. Later, in 1991, it was discovered that Mooney was allegedly registered as a Merit Badge Counselor with the Suffolk County Council.

Approximate Location(s) where Michael Mooney Served

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