Phillip Shoemaker

Order of the Arrow: Arlington Heights, IL


Shoemaker admitted to one group of parents that he had sexual contact with their son. According to the parents’ letter in 1985, Shoemaker had a sexual relationship with their son and slept in his tent during their trip to Philmont Scout Camp. When the parents asked Shoemaker what their responsibility to report this incident to the National BSA was, he reportedly said, “It has happened before and it will happen again.”

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