Examine lads involved in naughty goings-on (8)
I believe the answer is:
'naughty goings-on' is the definition.
(naughty or disreputable deeds)
'examine lads involved' is the wordplay.
'examine' becomes 'scan' (scanning is a kind of examining).
'involved' is an anagram indicator (involved can mean confusing or complex).
'lads' is an anagram of 'dals'.
'in' acts as a link.
(Other definitions for scandals that I've seen before include "they're disgraceful" , "Disgraceful situations" , "Disgraceful actions, subjects of talk" , "Clans sad, involved in notorious affairs" , "Malicious gossip" .)