was an LDS church member and scout leader in Idaho; accused of sexual abuse

Case Summary

08/13/74 Idaho

LDS Arthur Krigbaum was placed on the BSA Confidential files “In 1974, because at
Camp Tapawingo ,he performed homosexual acts on a scout.”

Perpetrator: Krigbaum, Arthur – Mormon

Place: Weiser

Troop & Location: Ore-lda Council 106 – Troop 330, and Order of the Arrow

Years in BSA: Put in the IV Files in 1974


In 1974 at Camp Tapawingo, performed homosexual acts on a scout.

Timeline for Arthur Noel Krigbaum:

Born 07/1949 SSN Issued in Idaho


Newspaper article regarding Troop 330 which indicates the Troop was an L.D.S.
Church-sponsored Troop. Scoutmaster in 1966 was Robert Nieland.


Abused a Scout from Troop 330 of Weiser, Idaho at Camp Tapawingo.


Scoutmaster of Troop 330 and Camp Tapawingo Director wrote a letter “To whom it
may concern” regarding the allegations by a Scout from Troop 330. Letter also
indicates Krigbaum is registered with Troop 49 of Boise, Idaho.


Letter from Ronald Bromley, Field Director to BSA Registration and Fulfillment
transmitting the August 4, 1986 letter and explaining Mr. Krigbaum is a “very slow
individual” and that he is “quite active with a local scout troop, registered as an
assistant scoutmaster.” The letter also states, “Mr. Krigbaum is also quite active with
our Order of The Arrow and this of course presents a problem.”


Letter from Paul Ernst to John Warnick requesting confidential record sheet.

Letter from R.E. Bromley, Field Director, to Paul Ernst marked “PERSONAL AND
CONFIDENTIAL!!!” indicating the BSA has been in contact with the Scoutmaster who
“insists the boy’s parents not be informed of this incident apparently for the boy’s own
good.” The letter also states, “It is unfortunate that many of our 1974 Camp Staff
members know something about the incident involving Mr. Krigbaum in camp. This
knowledge has led to some rumors amongst volunteer Scouters here in the District.
We in the Council will not confirm or deny any of the rumors brought to our attention.
We will however, continue to keep a close surveillance on Arthur N. Krigbaum’s
Scouting activities and notify your office of anything reported to us that can be
substantiated.” Even though Krigbaum’s file was released with the I.V. Files, he was
not placed in Ineligible Volunteer status.


Many cases (mostly traffic) in Ada County, including DUI and a case in 2006 in which
Krigbaum was arrested for Beer; Wine; Alcohol Age Violation Third Offense. Default
Judgment. Drivers License suspended for failure to pay.”

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