Ineligible Volunteer File on Alan H. Grossman

Added July 18, 1977

In around 1920, soon after the Boy Scouts of America (“BSA”) was formed, the organization began keeping files on adult leaders and volunteers who were alleged to have committed various crimes and offenses. The files are known today as the “Ineligible Volunteer” or the “I.V. Files.”

The I.V. Files are made up of six categories of offenses including Perversion, Morals, Financial, Leadership, Theft and Criminal. By far the largest category is the Perversion Files, or “P Files” as the BSA internally refers to them. The Perversion Files contain the names of adult leaders who have been accused of, or convicted in a criminal court of, molesting or otherwise sexually abusing Boy Scouts.

Disclaimer: The information contained in each of the I.V. files was created solely by the Boy Scouts of America. The I.V. files for the period 1965 through 1985 were made public pursuant to a court order. By the terms of the court’s order, the names and contact information of persons identified as victims of sexual abuse and those that reported the abuse were redacted. If the person identified as the reporter of alleged abuse was a professional Scouter, i.e., an individual employed by the Boy Scouts of America or an affiliate, then the person’s name was not redacted. In 2012, the I.V. Files for the period 1986 through 1991 were made available to the public through the Los Angeles Times.

The information in the Perversion Files concerns allegations of child sexual abuse. In a number of the cases, the allegations were later substantiated by court proceedings. However, in a great many cases no such substantiation ever occurred.

The first page of each I.V. File is a “Confidential Record Sheet,” which provides basic background information on each individual. The information includes the individual’s date of birth, daytime job, and most importantly, his troop number and the basics of the allegations of abuse.

The following information was taken directly from the Ineligible Volunteer file of Alan H. Grossman. If you continue to scroll down on this page, you will be able to view the entire file and/or download the entire file. If you have any problems downloading or viewing the file, please contact us.


Alan H. Grossman


Boy Scouts of America

Troop Number(s)

Troop 22 (Santa Monica, California)
Troop 222 (Santa Monica, California)

Date Ineligible Volunteer File Opened

July 18, 1977
Residence City: Santa Monica
Residence State: CA
Residence Zip: 90404
Date of Birth: September 5, 1933
Occupation: Artist, Photographer, Employement Counseor
Weight: 175
Height: 5' 10"
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Summary: In 1977, Scoutmaster Mike Ross, formerly known as “Alan Grossman,” of Troop 222 in Santa Monica, California, reportedly was convicted of child molestation charges involving allegations of oral copulation against three boys ages 10, 11, and 12.   The allegations came to light after slides depicting sexual acts with children were found in Ross’ home.  At that time, it was reported that Ross had a lengthy history of abusing children, and had been convicted of child molestation crimes years earlier in New York between 1960 and 1971.  Ross, at that time, went by a different name, “Alan Bagration.”  Local law enforcement expressed concerns about BSA’s screening practices and failure to prevent men like Grossman from becoming Scout leaders, including due to simple name changes.  He was subsequently placed in the BSA’s Ineligible Volunteer file. 

Approximate Location(s) where Alan H. Grossman Served

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