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BSA bankruptcy plan misses mark in vote by abuse claimants

Jan. 05, 2022 14:54 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A preliminary voting report in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy indicates the group’s reorganization plan has failed to win the desired support from tens of thousands of men who say they were sexually abused as children. The report, filed late Tuesday...

United Methodists to join in plan for Boy Scouts bankruptcy

Dec. 21, 2021 18:19 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Congregations affiliated with the United Methodist Church have agreed to contribute $30 million to a fund for victims who say they were molested as youngsters in the Boy Scouts of America, an attorney said Tuesday. A committee representing United Methodist...

Lawsuit: North Carolina Boy Scouts chapter ignored abuse

Dec. 15, 2021 16:20 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Officials with a Boy Scouts of America chapter in North Carolina did nothing to prevent Scout leaders from sexually abusing 21 children between 1960 and 2010, according to a lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed on Nov. 29 in Forsyth County Superior Court...

Insurer agrees to $800M settlement in Boy Scouts bankruptcy

Dec. 14, 2021 12:57 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attorneys in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy case have reached a tentative settlement under which one of the organization’s largest insurers would contribute $800 million into a fund for victims of child sexual abuse. The agreement announced Monday calls...

Settlement: Insurer for Boy Scouts of America would contribute $800 million into fund for victims of child sexual abuse

Dec. 13, 2021 17:49 PM EST
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Settlement: Insurer for Boy Scouts of America would contribute $800 million into fund for victims of child sexual abuse.

Mediator ousted in Boy Scouts bankruptcy; deadline extended

Dec. 07, 2021 21:19 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The judge presiding over the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy issued a ruling Tuesday removing a former Delaware bankruptcy judge as a mediator, saying a court filing by the Boy Scouts raised questions about his impartiality. Judge Laura Selber Silverstein...

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...