Boy Scout's Honor
Portland Film Festival 2022 - Viewing Oct 11 & Oct 23, 2022
Release Date (Streaming): Dec 13, 2022
The Boy Scouts of America have been harboring pedophiles within their ranks for decades. Aaron Averheart uncovers the truth about his own abuse and the thousands of others who have suffered.
"8-year-old Aaron Averhart was just a year shy of being able to move up from Cub Scout to Boy Scout when he received a special request from an admired Boy Scout leader, William (Bill) Sheehan. As Aaron rose up the Boy Scout ranks, he slowly became aware of Sheehan's grooming techniques and began to realize he had much more sinister intentions in store for him. If Aaron's parents had known that since the 1920s the Boy Scouts of America had been keeping hidden files on dangerous pedophiles in their ranks while failing to warn the public, the police, the scouts, their parents, or even fully removing them from the Boy Scouts program, they would have never allowed young Aaron to be part of such a complicit and corrupt organization. Aaron now tells his four year harrowing account of the pain and horror he suffered at the hands of Boy Scout leader, Bill Sheehan. After spending decades thinking he was alone, a late night internet search for his abuser leads to the uncovering of dozens of additional victims in a town 1,500 miles away.
RUNTIME: 88 minutes
NOTE: Therese Bottomly the editor of the Oregonian and the Oregonian live is interviewed for helping to bring the pedophile's names that the Boy Scouts had been hiding for decades, to light.
Producer, director, writer, and editor who makes movies and series that tell stories that make people laugh, cry, think, sometimes causing a change of heart, and once in a while a change of mind. “Mallory” and “PTSD: The Walking Wounded” are available on Amazon. “Ashes To Ash TV” is available on YouTube.