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Scouting organization applies for bankruptcy after thousands of abuse cases



America's largest scouting organization has filed for bankruptcy.



19.Feb.20 12:47 PM
By Abigail Richards
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Scouting organization applies for bankruptcy after thousands of abuse cases
America's largest scouting organization has filed for bankruptcy. The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) does this to be able to pay the legal costs in a large number of sexual abuse cases.

110 years after its founding, the BSA is probably embroiled in thousands of abuse cases, the New York Times previously revealed. The abuse is said to have taken place for decades. The BSA has members between 5 and 21 years old.

The organization applies for bankruptcy that makes it possible to implement financial reforms while continuing the work. The scouting hopes to be able to cut salaries in particular.

For example, money must be released for a fund with which the BSA hopes to be able to reach a large settlement. That must be a solution for all cases of abuse, so that it is no longer necessary to go to court separately.

Earlier in America, the Catholic Church and the National Gymnastics Association also filed for similar bankruptcies. They also did that to be able to pay the legal costs of abuse cases.

With 2.4 million members and 800,000 volunteers, the Boy Scouts of America is one of the largest youth clubs in America. The number of members has been declining for years, partly due to all the abuse scandals.

Therefore, since 2017, girls are also welcome at the scouting club. Also since 2013, homosexuals are no longer banned.



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