Chandler, Oliver Carl

Ineligible Volunteer File on Oliver Carl Chandler

Added January 14, 1971

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.

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Oliver Carl Chandler


Boy Scouts of America

Troop Number(s)

Pack 304 (San Angelo, Texas)
Troop 7 (San Angelo, Texas)

Date Ineligible Volunteer File Opened

January 14, 1971
Residence City: San Angelo
Residence State: TX
Residence Zip: 76901
Date of Birth: October 24, 1936
Approximate Age When File Created: 34
Occupation: Instructor - Us Air Force
Weight: 140
Height: 5' 8"
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Summary: In 1970, then-Webelos leader of Pack 304, Oliver Chandler, confessed to molesting a cub scout in Pack 304. This was reported to BSA national in a letter dated December 16, 1970. In 1971, Oliver Chandler was placed in the ineligible volunteer file, but only after local Scout officials provided evidence from the District Attorney to BSA national. Despite being in the ineligible volunteer files, in 1971, it was reported that “in May of this year [Oliver Chandler’s] registration as Webelos Den Leader in Pack 3304 slipped through and he was allowed to register. Not only is he registered in Pack 3304 but also in Troop 7.” Chandler attempted to register again in 1973 and was rejected by BSA national. Yet, on October 1, 1974 it was reported to BSA national that Chandler had again snuck through and registered. Even though Chandler kept re-registering, according to the information contained in BSA’s files, BSA never reported him to law enforcement.

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