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Retired businessman will lead Boy Scouts of America as it emerges from scandal-driven bankruptcy

The new president of the Boy Scouts of America plans to reverse the trend of declining membership and improve safety programs as the organization emerges from bankruptcy following a sexual abuse scandal. Roger Krone, a retired businessman and Eagle Scout, was named Friday as the new chief executive of the 113-year-old youth organization, replacing the retiring Roger Mosby as the top administrator. A federal judge in March upheld the $2.4 […]

today11/06/2023 33


Boy Scouts bankruptcy plan in effect; appeals likely go on

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Boys Scouts of America's $2.4 billion bankruptcy reorganization plan is formally in effect. The plan took effect Wednesday when a federal appeals court denied a request by plan opponents to issue a stay while they pursue challenges to the plan. Opponents are expected to continue to pursue their appeal of the decision. The plan allows the Texas-based Boy Scouts to keep operating while compensating tens […]

today04/20/2023 38


Boy Scouts’ $2.4 billion bankruptcy plan upheld by judge

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge has upheld approval of the Boy Scouts' $2.4 billion bankruptcy plan. The plan would let the Texas-based organization keep operating while it compensates tens of thousands of men who say they were sexually abused as children while involved in Scouting. The ruling released Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Delaware rejected arguments that the bankruptcy plan wasn't proposed in good faith. Opponents have […]

today03/30/2023 65


Delaware judge approves $2.46 billion Boy Scouts reorganization plan

A Delaware bankruptcy judge has approved a $2.46 billion reorganization plan proposed by the Boy Scouts of America. The plan approved Thursday would allow the organization to continue operating while compensating tens of thousands of men who say they were sexually abused as children while involved in Scouting. The ruling by Judge Laurie Selber Silverstein marks an important milestone for the BSA. It had sought bankruptcy protection more than two […]

today09/09/2022 50


Ruling leaves questions about Boy Scouts bankruptcy plan

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware bankruptcy judge has approved parts of the Boy Scouts of America's reorganization plan but has rejected other provisions, saying the organization has decisions to make regarding the plan. The judge issued her 281-page ruling on Friday afternoon, months after concluding a trial in the case. The judge indicated that she is willing to hold a status conference upon a request by attorneys for the […]

today08/01/2022 62


Future liability releases at center of Boy Scouts bankruptcy

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attorneys for the Boy Scouts of America say protecting local BSA councils and troop sponsoring organizations from future liability for child sex abuse claims is critical to the national group's reorganization plan. But, attorneys opposing the plan told a Delaware bankruptcy judge on Tuesday that liability releases for non-debtor third parties are neither fair nor necessary. The Boy Scouts sought bankruptcy protection in February 2020 in […]

today04/13/2022 107


Closing arguments begin in Boy Scouts bankruptcy case

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Closing arguments are underway in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy case. A Delaware judge must decide whether to approve a reorganization plan the BSA negotiated over the past two years. It would establish a $2.6 billion trust fund to compensate tens of thousands of men who say they were sexually abused as children in Scouting, while allowing the Boy Scouts to continue as an ongoing […]

today04/07/2022 95


United Methodists to join in plan for Boy Scouts bankruptcy

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Congregations affiliated with the United Methodist Church have agreed to contribute $30 million to a fund for victims who say they were molested as youngsters in the Boy Scouts of America. A committee representing United Methodist churches that sponsored Scouting activities also agreed to help raise another $100 million for the fund. Jessica Lauria is an attorney for the BSA. She told a federal bankruptcy judge […]

today12/22/2021 77


Insurer agrees to $800M settlement in Boy Scouts bankruptcy

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attorneys in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy case have reached a tentative settlement under which one of the organization's largest insurers would contribute $800 million into a fund for victims of child sexual abuse. The agreement announced Monday calls for Century Indemnity Co. and affiliated companies to contribute $800 million into the fund in return for being released from further liability for abuse claims. The […]

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