Thanks for your thoughtful post. I did write to the Boy Scouts about this and they replied with a very nice letter explaining that things are much different now. Volunteers are vetted and trained now, and there are codes of conduct that are strictly enforced - no leader is allowed in a tent or room alone with a boy, for example.
In every copy of the Boy Scout Handbook there is also a CD devoted to abuse issues, and new kids see a video about "good/bad touching". So as in other areas of life, boys entering Scouts get a lot of important information that in my time was absolutely unknown.
Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me. (Woody Guthrie)