Boy Scouts of America News

Boy Scouts Mortgage Vast New Mexico Ranch Amid Sex-Abuse Litigation

The Boy Scouts of America has mortgaged one of the most spectacular properties it owns, the vast Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, to help secure a line of credit as the financially strapped organization faces a growing wave of …

Change in N.Y. State Law to Usher in ‘Tidal Wave’ of Child Sex Abuse Lawsuits

Thousands of child sexual abuse lawsuits are expected to flow into New York State courts in the coming weeks exposing decades-old misconduct at schools, hospitals, churches and youth clubs, according to lawyers for victims. On Aug. 14, the Child Victims …

Gymnasts Testify; Lawmakers Won’t Name Abuse Bill Lobbyists

About the photo: Former gymnasts, from left, Tasha Schwikert, Alyssa Baumann, and Jordan Schwikert listen Texas state Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, during a news conference after they game testimony during a hearing about the statute of limitations child sex abuse …

Lawsuit Claims Boy Scouts Failed to Stop Pedophile

The Boy Scouts of America and Chicago-area scouting officials failed to protect children from a convicted pedophile, even though he had been banned from scouting in Indiana, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Chicago. The suit was filed in …

Calif. Judge Allows Punitive Damages in Scout Molestation Suit

A California judge says a boy suing the Boy Scouts of America for troop leader sexual abuse can seek punitive damages. The Santa Barbara News-Press says a judge made the ruling Wednesday, nearly four years after a 13-year-old Boy Scout …