LOS ANGELES (CN) - Two mothers say a Boy Scouts "boot camp" subjected their children to "corporal punishment and other physical abuse, including blows to the head ... emotional and psychological abuse and humiliation," hooding, and denial of sleep, food, water and medical care - even after one child began urinating blood.
The mothers say their children also were "improperly restrained as a form of punishment."
In a Superior Court complaint, the mothers say camp staff concealed their children's injuries and told their moms to ignore the complaints, saying the kids were "just trying to get out of the program."
Rosa Chavez and Elvia Villanueva sued the Boy Scouts of America, its subsidiaries Learning for Life and 180 Recon, and camp supervisor Edgar Alvarado.
The image is from Coalition Against Institutionalized Child Abuse. Please visit them for more information on the effect of Boot Camps. NoSpank is another good resource showcasing horrific abuse, multiple articles and news, and also deaths that have resulted from Boot Camps. (Or visit the links in the comments below for more information on this pervasive and quite 'hidden' seedy underbelly of institutionalized child abuse.)