BROADCAST DATE : Feb 17, 2012

The Lost Boys

Last fall, the fifth estate revealed the shocking secrets kept locked away in confidential Scouts Canada files: lists of men kicked out of the organization over allegations of sexual abuse — names and allegations never made public.

Since that explosive report was aired, Scouts Canada has publicly apologized to the young boys who were victimized by members of the organization over many decades — and declared that, to the best of their knowledge, allegations of abuse were always handed over to the police.

Diana Swain brings us "The Lost Boys," which casts fresh doubt on Scouts Canada's claims about how it has dealt with those accused of preying on young boy scouts. And, a new twist in this tragic story produces a startling development on cases not previously reported to police — and a possible path forward.