Ned M. Harkness

Troop 34: Arlington Heights, Illinois


Harkness was removed from Troop 34 in 1975 after several parents reported incidents at campouts with various boy scouts. Harkness allegedly reached into several boys’ sleeping bags throughout different campouts and felt the boys’ penises. Parents also reported that Harkness would attempt to get the scouts to play a “game,” in which the goal was to see who could fully undress and then put their clothes back on the fastest.

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