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ALERT: Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy; process for filing claims

October 27, 2020

ALERT: Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy; process for filing claims

Earlier this year, the Boy Scouts of America (“BSA”) filed for bankruptcy to protect itself against a growing number of sexual abuse claims made against it. This bankruptcy process would allow the BSA to deal with these claims – they would be paid from a victim’s compensation fund – and still continue its operations.

What this means is that any local church that has had or currently has any connection with a Boy Scout Troop, Cub Scout Pack or Venturing Crew should FILE A PROOF OF CLAIM IN THE BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, EVEN IF THE LOCAL CHURCH DOES NOT KNOW ABOUT ANY POTENTIAL CLAIM.

Please review the information and forms in the links below with step-by-step instructions on how and where to file a proof of claim. Your church will receive a U.S. mail version with the same information. PLEASE LET THE CONFERENCE OFFICE KNOW THAT YOU HAVE FILED A CLAIM.

Importantly, the deadline to submit your claim is NOVEMBER 16, 2020 AT 5:00 PM EASTERN TIME.