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Richard J. Aycott was a Scout Leader for several Boy Scout Troops in Buffalo, New York.

In 1959, Aycott was convicted of corrupting the morals of a minor.

Around 1961, Aycott, under a false last name (Aycoth), served as the Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 83 in Buffalo, New York. In 1962, Aycott transferred to Troop 571 in Buffalo, New York, where he served as Assistant Scoutmaster. In 1963, the Boy Scouts of America sent a letter to Aycott informing him that he was to immediately withdrawal from his role in Boy Scouts because of reasons he was “well acquainted with. . . .”

In 1973, Aycott helped start a new troop, the Troop 455 Amherst Elks. During the same time, he applied for reinstatement with the Boy Scouts. The Boy Scouts approved his application with a two-year probationary period.

Crew Janci LLP is investigating allegations of misconduct involving Richard J. Aycott in Scouting. Anyone with information about Aycott or abuse in Scouting should contact us confidentially at 1-888-407-0224 or by using our online form.

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