Krause, David A.

Ineligible Volunteer File on David A. Krause

Added July 11, 1988

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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David A. Krause


Boy Scouts of America

Troop Number(s)

Pack 184 (Tampa, Florida)
Troop 50 (Tampa, Florida)

Date Ineligible Volunteer File Opened

July 11, 1988
Residence City: Temple Terrace
Residence State: FL
Residence Zip: 33617
Date of Birth: November 21, 1967
Approximate Age When File Created: 20
Occupation: Unknown
Weight: 150
Height: 5' 10"
Hair Color: Blond
Eye Color: Unknown
Summary: In July 1988, Gulf Ridge Council of Tampa, Florida was notified that Scoutmaster David A. Krause had been accused of molesting scouts in Troop 50. Krause was asked to resign from his position effective immediately. Krause was then added to BSA’s ineligible volunteer files in February 1989. Yet in May 1990 it was reported that Krause was involved in scouting in Aurora, New York area under the alias “David A. Krusczynski.” It is unclear from BSA’s IV file whether or not this information was ever substantiated.

Approximate Location(s) where David A. Krause Served

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