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Former Boy Scout camp worker facing child molestation charge

Nov. 08, 2021 15:47 PM EST

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — A former staffer at a Rhode Island Boy Scout camp has been charged with sexually assaulting a male camper who was under the age of 13 in 1986, prosecutors said Monday. Richard McGrath, 58, of Charlton, Massachusetts, was indicted recently...

Ex-Boy Scouts official blasts child-protection efforts

Oct. 12, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The former youth protection director for the Boy Scouts of America said Tuesday the organization is not doing enough to protect children from sexual abuse and is still trying to maintain a veil of secrecy over decades of past abuse. In a speech at the...

Boy Scouts ready to sell campground to state for $2 million

Oct. 11, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America is set to sell a campground to the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department for $2 million. The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reported Monday that department officials confirmed at their October...

Boy Scouts bankruptcy plan set for vote by abuse claimants

Sep. 30, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — More than a year and a half after the Boy Scouts of America sought bankruptcy protection amid an onslaught of child sex abuse allegations, tens of thousands of men who say they were molested as children by scoutmasters and others will soon get a chance to vote on a BSA...

Boy Scouts' bankruptcy creates rift with religious partners

Sep. 23, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amid the Boy Scouts of America’s complex bankruptcy case, there is worsening friction between the BSA and the major religious groups that help it run thousands of scout units. At issue: the churches’ fears that an eventual settlement — while protecting the BSA from...

Judge begins key hearing on Boy Scouts bankruptcy plan

Sep. 21, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge on Tuesday began a key hearing that could determine whether the Boy Scouts of America can emerge from bankruptcy later this year with a reorganization plan that would compensate thousands of men who say they were sexually abused as children. ...

Committee wants to file own plan in Boy Scouts bankruptcy

Sep. 15, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A committee charged with representing tens of thousands of alleged victims of child sex abuse in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy asked the judge on Wednesday to terminate the BSA’s exclusive rights to file a reorganization plan, so that it can file its own. ...

Boy Scouts settlements reached with major insurer, Mormons

Sep. 14, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — One of the primary insurers of the Boy Scouts of America announced Tuesday that it has reached a tentative settlement agreement with the organization and with attorneys representing tens of thousands of men who say they were molested decades ago by scoutmasters and...