When I was a young lad, I was very proud of being a Boy Scout, as my father had been. (And his father had been an adult leader.) When reciting the Scout Oath, it never occurred to me that the last two words would ever be interpreted to exclude me, but it seemed pretty clear to me that it would have excluded this. Try to square the behavior described with the following:
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
A Scout is:
Despite some bad behavior on the part of Scout leaders, I still support the Boy Scouts and believe that they do a world of good for youngsters.