In and around 1963, former Eugene, Oregon-based Scout Troop 5 Assistant Scoutmaster, Joseph Ray Schuerman, AKA, “Joe Sherman,” pled guilty to an “indecent liberties charge involving an 11 year-old boy.”
Schuerman was deemed a “sexual psychopath” and was committed to 90 days of observation.
In the meantime, according to a Washington state council of the Boy Scouts of America, Scout Executive Robert Lamott warned the national arm of the BSA that Schuerman might “again be associated with Scouting if and when released.”
If you have any information about Scout leader Joeph “J.R.” Shuerman, or if any Scout employee or volunteer engaged in sexually abusive conduct with you or a friend, we would like to talk to you on a confidential basis. Please contact us at 503-306-0224, or email us.