Boy Scouts of America
'Only the Beginning': Boy Scout Leader's Sex Abuse Charges Among 82K Claims
The former Boy Scouts of America official faces 10 counts of criminal sexual conduct and was extradited from New York to Michigan.
United Methodists Put $30M Into Sexual Assault Settlement for Boy Scouts
The contribution from the church is part of a fund expected to grow to $2.6 billion, making it the largest sexual abuse settlement figure in U.S. history.
Potential Settlement for Boy Scouts Abuse Victims Reaches $2.6 Billion
A proposed $800 million from Century Indemnity Co. would bring the fund for over 82,000 Boy Scouts sexual abuse victims to more than $2.6 billion.
Former Employee Says Boy Scouts of America Is 'Safer' But Not for Kids
The former youth protection director said that the Boy Scouts of America is still not doing sufficient work to protect children from sexual abuse.
Some Churches Ending Boy Scout Work as Bankruptcy Deal Leaves Them Liable
"It's shortsighted not to be protecting the people they absolutely need to ensure that scouting is viable in the future," attorney Everett Cygal said.
Boy Scouts Propose Plan That Would Release Thousands From Abuse Liability
The official committee appointed to represent abuse claimants described the planned settlements as "grossly unfair," and far below its estimate of liability.
Boy Scouts' $850 Million Settlement Could Lead to Billions More in Payments
"We will now negotiate with the insurers and sponsoring and chartering organizations who have billions of dollars in legal exposure, of which a substantial portion is necessary to fairly compensate the survivors," attorney Ken Rothweiler said on Thursday.
Boy Scout, Cub Scout Membership Drops by 43% From 2019 to 2020
Membership in the Boy Scouts of America programs dropped an unprecedented amount in the past year due to the pandemic and social trends.
Boy Scouts Discover Human Remains While Cleaning Building
Assistant Scout Master Andy Waltrip said the children were not initially "freaked out" by the discovery, thinking they had found "chicken bones."
Former Boy Scout Leader Who Molested and Plotted to Kill Children Jailed
Matthew Baker, 51, abused at least five children under his care from 2010 to 2018 while volunteering as a Cub Scout den leader in O'Fallon, Missouri. Prosecutors believe there could be other victims.
Is Scouting Worth Saving? Not Under the Boy Scouts of America
The national organization's failure to protect children from sexual abuse and increasing politicization have damaged the program that changed my life beyond repair.
How Is The Scouting Community Reacting to Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Filing?
Local councils—legally distinct from the national organization—dismissed the notion that bankruptcy would jeopardize their ongoing activities.
More Lawsuits Allege Boy Scouts Covered Up Decades of Child Sex Abuse
"I felt honestly more incensed by their concealment than my abuse when I was a child," said one plaintiff, now in his 60s, about the BSA's alleged coverup of sex-abuse cases.
Boy Scouts of America Are Coving Up a 'Pedophilia Epidemic,' Lawsuit Claims
A new lawsuit, filed on Monday, accuses the BSA of facilitating "a continuing and serious conspiracy to conceal and cover up" sexual assaults against children within their organization.
Boy Scout Killed After Sand Dune Collapse
Police believe the boy was trapped under the sand for about 20 minutes.
Boy Scout Leader Drowns While Helping Boy in Pond
Rescuers arrived on the scene within minutes, police said, but the water was so murky that it took almost an hour to find the man.
LDS to Split with Boy Scouts, Start New Initiative
"The Church has increasingly felt the need to create and implement a uniform youth leadership and development program that serves its members globally."
Breakthrough: Boy Scouts to Admit Girls
The more than century-old organization did surveys and found a huge demand for admitting girls.
Boy Scouts Deny Calling Trump's Speech 'The Greatest'
The president claimed his controversial speech had been praised by the organisation's leaders.
Scouts Want Organization to Disavow Trump Remarks
Some scouts are saying the president's speech broke the bounds of what is appropriate.
Boy Scouts of America to Accept Transgender Boys
The change will allow children to apply even if 'male' is not listed on their birth certificate.
Church Is 'Deeply Troubled' by Boy Scouts' Acceptance of Gay Leaders
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is reviewing its century-long relationship with the Boy Scouts.
Boy Scouts Officially End Ban on Openly Gay Leaders
The executive board met Monday to ratify a resolution to allow adults of any sexual orientation to lead scouts.