This list contains information about criminal Boy Scouts, loosely ranked by fame and notoriety. The Boy Scouts of America is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States. As such, it should come as no surprise that a few members have gone on to lead lives of crime. Some former Scouts have committed crimes involving fraud, while others have been convicted of murder.
Who is the most famous criminal who was a Boy Scout? Ted Bundy tops our list. The serial murderer and rapist was involved with his local Boy Scout Troop throughout high school. After many years on death row, Bundy was executed in the electric chair by the State of Florida on Jan. 24, 1989. Columbine shooter Eric Harris is another Boy Scout who ultimately killed.
Dennis Rader, AKA the BTK Killer, was a member of the Boy Scouts of America when he was growing up in Wichita, KS. Rader plead guilty to murdering 10 people and was sentenced to 175 to life in prison for his crimes. Other criminals who were Boy Scouts include H.R. Halderman, Arthur Gary Bishop and Mark Hofmann.Are you surprised by the number of Boy Scout criminals? Take a look at this list and get in on the conversation in the comments section.
Age: Dec. at 43 (1946-1989)
Birthplace: Burlington, Vermont, United States of Americasee more on Ted Bundy
Age: Dec. at 18 (1981-1999)
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States of Americasee more on Eric Harris
Birthplace: Pittsburg, Kansas, United States of America
Credits: Feast of the Assumption: BTK and the Otero Family Murders, NBC News Presents: BTK Confessionssee more on Dennis Rader