Did You Know Scout Leader Eddie Rodriguez?
Edward A. Rodriguez was a Scoutmaster for Troop 739 based in Brooklyn in approximately 1964 – 1966. Rodriguez also may have had leadership positions with Troop 86, Troop 369, and Troop 384. Rodriguez also served as a Scout Leader at Ten Mile River Scout Camps.
The Boy Scouts of America created a secret “perversion file” on Eddie Rodriguez in 1964 after Rodriguez admitted to sexual abuse (“immoral relations”) with three boys under 15 years old. The Scout’s secret file notes that the abuse “occurred more than once and in the case of [one] boy, over a long period of time.” In removing Rodriguez, the Boy Scouts went “so far as to concoct a reason why Ed Rodriguez left the troop.”
Rodriguez may have also been associated with St. Agnes Catholic Church (Brooklyn) and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (Inwood/Northern Manhattan).
Anyone with information about Rodriguez or abuse in Scouting should contact us confidentially at 1-888-407-0224 or by using our online form.
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