Skip to comments.Boy Scouts of America looks to bankruptcy as membership falls, lawsuits mount
Posted on 12/13/2018 7:07:04 AM PST by SeekAndFind
The Boy Scouts of America is considering filing for bankruptcy protection as it faces dwindling membership and escalating legal costs related to lawsuits over how it handled allegations of sex abuse.
Leaders of the Boy Scouts, one of the countrys largest youth organizations, have hired law firm Sidley Austin LLP for assistance with a possible chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, according to people familiar with the matter.
Founded in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America says that more than 110 million people have participated in its educational programs, which promote outdoors skills, character-building and leadership.
The Boy Scouts have been at the center of sexual-abuse scandals in the past, and the organization is facing a number of lawsuits that allege inappropriate conduct by employees or volunteers in incidents dating back as far as the 1960s. Filing for bankruptcy would stop the litigation and would give the nonprofit a chance to negotiate with victims who have sued.
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Let’s let homos take our kids camping in the woods - what could go wrong?
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Another American institution destroyed by the commies.
Allowing girls was the last nail. How uttely retarded.
The reprobate BSA (or whatever they call it now) upper leadership is solely responsible for the destruction of this once-great institution. May they burn in hell for it.
The first nail got me.
Liberals destroy everything.
On one hand, an institution that taught honorable things is being destroyed by homosexual scandals. One more institution that will not teach young fellows to be morally straight and to have a sense of honor. On the other hand, it is a large collection of boys and that means a large recruiting ground for homosexuals. Destroy the organization and the large recruiting ground goes away.
RE: Allowing girls was the last nail. How uttely retarded.
So, what happened to the Girl Scouts?
Just like churches, if you start taking money from corporations (or government) you have bound yourself.
Boy Scouts Admin were living large in the 80s and 90s as companies like Intel, GE and others gave them money. When the pervert lobby took over corporate America, their social policy changed too.
its tough to give up nice salaries, offices, and facilities - so you do your best to find compromise. And thus the destruction begins.
What are you talking about, my FRiend? Yes, you posted a story on the same topic yesterday. https://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3712551/posts
- Different title
- Different publication
- Behind a paywall
110 million people have participated in its educational programs, which promote outdoors skills, character-building and leadership. ............................. and a Gateway to what? Yeah, right, tell me about it. It needs more volunteer parental participation when on camping trips. I remember what happened in the late 30’s when they combined the male female groups for that German guy. Do we expect it to be different here dealing with raging hormones?
When I was growing up, fathers would fight to see who would become the neighborhood Scout leader and there was a lot of participation and support of boys fathers and mothers
Never any hint of my sexual misconduct
Lot of fun, even if we never did catch any snipes
Progressive liberals destroy all that they touch
After 15 years as an ASM, that's when I quit.
A bunch of other families and leaders quit five years ago when the policy re. queers was changed. I stayed for a couple reasons: chartering church bylaws seemed to protect the Troop and I thought the BSA cache' would survive.
“So, what happened to the Girl Scouts?”
They traveled this same path before the BSA by having strong lesbian leadership that took them away from traditional Girl Scouting so they could show girls the shining path of Hillary C. and Michelle O. that success in life is how well you compete against males. Girls who were interested in outdoor activities had few leaders who were capable of teaching the skills so they just fell away from GSA. Some picked up on co-ed programs in Boy Scouts when they reached their teens, Explorers and Venturing.
The take away from this life lesson: never compromise with the left. Never think they will be satisfied by meeting you halfway. Never ever!
A short and excellent summary of how corporate money came to call the tune at BSA, despite having a clear SCOTUS victory on freedom of association. Putting a face to the $$$, the recently fired SOS Rex Tillerson used XOM money to pull the tiller to the left during his time with BSA.
“So, what happened to the Girl Scouts?”
Oh, they’re still working on their merit badges for campfire-making and abortion.
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