A new documentary, “Scouts Honor: The Secret Files of the Boy Scouts of America,” is currently available for streaming on Netflix. This film goes beyond the typical true-crime genre and delves into the dark history of the Boy Scouts organization. It reveals that the BSA has been plagued internal problems with predators since its establishment over a century ago.
The documentary alleges that the institution knowingly covered up lists of abusers, keeping this information hidden from parents, authorities, and even other scout leaders. Through interviews with whistleblowers, survivors, and former employees, “Scouts Honor” sheds light on the long-lasting emotional scars suffered those who were abused.
One victim, assuming he was just one of many, makes a shocking discovery. The number of abused scouts is closer to 82,000, highlighting the magnitude of the issue within the organization. This parallels controversies surrounding the Roman Catholic Church, as both institutions have faced accusations of covering up abuse.
In other news, Hulu is streaming the four-part series “Never Let Him Go,” which focuses on a man’s search for answers about his brother’s death in 1989 Sydney. Originally ruled a suicide, the investigation reveals that his death was actually a result of homophobic violence that was not uncommon in Sydney during that time.
Additionally, the series “Crime Scene Confidential” returns for a second season, examining a 1988 case in which a woman’s body was found in a frozen river. Using new technology and two strands of hair, investigators are able to identify a suspect and reexamine the case.
For nature enthusiasts, PBS offers a new five-part series called “Evolution Earth” that explores how species are rapidly adapting to environmental challenges. The first episode focuses on marine iguanas in the Galapagos, highlighting their shrinking skeletons as a means of adaptation to extreme conditions.
PBS also presents the second season of “America Outdoors With Baratunde Thurston,” in which the host explores how spending time in nature affects individuals. He meets various outdoor enthusiasts, including champion climbers, mountain bikers, and biologists, who share their stories and knowledge.
– “Scouts Honor: The Secret Files of the Boy Scouts of America” on Netflix
– “Never Let Him Go” on Hulu
– “Crime Scene Confidential” on ID
– “Evolution Earth” on PBS
– “America Outdoors With Baratunde Thurston” on PBS