One of the largest youth organizations in the United States on Feb. 18 filed for bankruptcy, according to a court document filed in Delaware bankruptcy court.
H/T: The Epoch Times
BSA President and CEO Roger Mosby said in a statement: “BSA cares deeply about all victims of abuse and sincerely apologizes to anyone who was harmed during their time in Scouting. We are outraged that there have been times when individuals took advantage of our programs to harm innocent children.”
The bankruptcy of Boy Scouts of America, 110 years old, dwarfs abuse-claims cases involving the Catholic Church and USA Gymnastics https://t.co/fRHzopUGFa— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) February 18, 2020
“Scouting programs will continue throughout this process and for many years to come,” the statement also said. ”Local councils are not filing for bankruptcy because they are legally separate and distinct organizations.”
It’s sad news for those who revere the Boy Scouts (my dad was an Eagle Scout), but these two paragraphs outline the appalling extent of the abuse and underscore the much deserved reckoning for lack of care of those in their charge: https://t.co/vDwVe5et7V pic.twitter.com/WPYydDE5rX— Kara Swisher (@karaswisher) February 18, 2020
Read the BSA's open letter to victims here.
Read the full court filing below.
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