Ineligible Volunteer File on Allen Clarence Ewalt

Added April 9, 1965

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.

The following information was taken directly from the Ineligible Volunteer file of Allen Clarence Ewalt. If you continue to scroll down on this page, you will be able to view the entire file and/or download the entire file. If you have any problems downloading or viewing the file, please contact us.

Name

Allen Clarence Ewalt

Organization

Boy Scouts of America

Troop Number(s)

Troop 323 (Green Mountain, Iowa)

Date Ineligible Volunteer File Opened

April 9, 1965
Residence City: Marshalltown
Residence State: IA
Residence Zip: 50158
Date of Birth:
Approximate Age When File Created: 24
Occupation: Junior College Student
Weight: 150
Height: 5' 9"
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Summary: In 1965, Scoutmaster Allen Ewalt reportedly sexually abused multiple Scouts in Iowa and was removed from Scouting. In 1980, however, Ewalt was allowed to rejoin Scouting “on probation” in the Evergreen Area Council based in Everett, Washington.   When confronted with the past abuse allegations, Ewalt responded, “it was a dumb mistake he made several years ago and has done nothing since that time to warrant his denial of registration.”  At that time, it was also revealed that Ewalt had been participating in Scouting since 1974 in the Evergreen Area Council in various positions, including Troop Committee Chairman, Scoutmaster, and Unit Commissioner.  Despite his past misconduct, Ewalt was later hired to work as the Camp Health and Safety Officer at Fire Mountain Boy Scout Camp in Mt. Vernon where he reportedly sexually abused young Scouts for years and years under the pretext that he was providing “medical treatment.”  After reports of abuse surfaced at the camp, Ewalt was removed from his position but was allowed to continue participating in Scouting throughout the Evergreen Area Council until 1987 when he was reported to law enforcement authorities. Numerous victims of Ewalt have since brought lawsuits against the Boy Scouts of America for allowing a known child molester into the Scouting program.

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