Scout leader charged with smashing boys’ heads together
Pine Grove, Pa. — A Pennsylvania Boy Scout leader accused of smashing two Scouts’ heads together at a camp meeting has been criminally charged.
State police on Tuesday announced charges of harassment, simple assault and child endangerment against 28-year-old Matthew McKeon.
The charges stem from an Oct. 14 meeting at Hawk Mountain Boy Scout Camp in Schuylkill County.
Police say the Birdsboro man discussed two boys’ involvement in a Cub Scout Halloween costume contest, then knocked their heads together. The boys complained of concussion-like symptoms afterward.
The Hawk Mountain Council of the Boy Scouts of America called the allegations “unacceptable” and removed McKeon as a Scout leader.
A man who returned a call to McKeon’s home declined to comment on the charges.