Boy Scouts of America News

Boys Scouts Bankruptcy Judge Approves Sale of BSA Warehouse

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The judge presiding over the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy has approved the organization’s request to sell its warehouse and distribution center in North Carolina for roughly $13.5 million and lease back the property from the …

Scouts Reach Deal With Catholic Committee in BSA Bankruptcy

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A committee representing several Catholic entities in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy has reached a settlement with the BSA and is withdrawing its objections to its proposed reorganization plan, attorneys told a judge Friday. The …

Boy Scouts Secure $800M From Chubb For Sex Abuse Settlements

One of the Boy Scouts of America’s primary insurers, Chubb Ltd unit Century Indemnity Co., said on Monday it will contribute $800 million to a deal proposed by the youth organization to settle around 82,500 claims from people who say …

Boy Scouts Insurance Fight Complicates Deal to Pay Victims

A dispute over whether a unit of insurance giant Chubb Ltd. must contribute to a trust fund for sexually abused Boy Scouts is complicating talks to end the youth group’s bankruptcy case. Lawyers for more than 80,000 people who say …

The Hartford Agrees to Pay $650 Million in Boy Scouts Bankruptcy

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Insurance company The Hartford has agreed to pay $650 million into a proposed trust fund for victims of child sexual abuse as part of the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy case. In exchange for the payment, …

Boy Scouts Lawyers Eye New Bankruptcy Reorganization Plan

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attorneys for the Boy Scouts of America told a Delaware bankruptcy judge Monday that they plan to file a new reorganization plan after gaining little support for a previous proposal that has been roundly criticized by …

Sex Abuse Claims Drive Boy Scouts of America to Bankruptcy

The Boy Scouts of America sought bankruptcy protection to cope with a rising tide of claims tied to sexual abuse of children in its ranks. The group filed in Delaware early Tuesday under Chapter 11 of the U.S. bankruptcy code, …

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 …