Posted: Sat, October 20 2012 at 6:19 PM, Updated: Sat, October 20 2012 at 6:51 PM
In the wake of the release of the Boy Scout "perversion files," local leaders are voicing thier opinions about the future of the organization.
NBC 5 spoke with Jackson County Commissioner, C.W. Smith who used to be a Boy Scouts Executive Board Member.
He says here in southern Oregon, scouting officials made sure alleged offenders were taken out of the organization.
And that he and the board worked tirelessly to permanently remove predators from local troops.
Smith also says he doesn't believe the release of the files will tarnish the reputation of the Boy Scouts, instead, he says it will make the organization stronger.