Abused in Scouting News

May 20, 2020
Bankruptcy Court Sets Deadline to File Claims for Boy Scouts Sex Abuse Victims

Attorneys involved in both sides of the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy case have agreed on a November deadline for victims of Scouting sexual abuse to file claims. On Monday May 18th, the bankruptcy court announced that the claims bar deadline is November 16, 2020, a date lawyers representing the BSA and Scouting abuse victims […]

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March 13, 2020
BSA Scouting Abuse Statistics: Looking at the Facts

An organization fighting for polices to end child abuse in America revealed that, on average, victims of Boy Scouts of America (BSA) sexual abuse were abused for at least two years by sexual predators. CHILD USA, a non-profit working to end child neglect and abuse in the United States, compiled a list BSA Scouting Abuse […]

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March 6, 2020
Video Shows BSA Placed Burden on Children to Report Sexual Abuse, Not Scouting Leaders

A video produced by the Boy Scouts of America shows the burden of protecting themselves from sexual predators in the Scouts fell on the shoulders of young children, not the Scouting leaders themselves.  The video, A Time to Tell, was released by the BSA in 1989 as a means to prevent the continuation of sexual […]

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March 4, 2020
Amid Bankruptcy and Child Abuse Lawsuits, BSA Delivers Report to the Nation Emphasizing Scouting's Benefits to Youth

As the Boy Scouts of America start the bankruptcy process in Delaware, Scouts from across the United States gather in Washington, D.C. to present the youth organization’s annual Report to the Nation to the country’s top officials. The report highlights the impact the Scouts and Scouting volunteers have made throughout 2019, a document mandated by […]

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February 18, 2020
Boy Scouts of America Files for Bankruptcy Amidst Sexual Abuse Lawsuits

After nearly a year of speculation, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection, responding to the thousands of sexual abuse lawsuits against them. The BSA filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy overnight Monday, February 17, 2020 in the Delaware Bankruptcy Court. While this filing allows the youth organization to come up with a reorganization […]

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February 18, 2020
Abused in Scouting Announces the Boy Scouts of America Filed for Bankruptcy

On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Chapter 11 process offers the opportunity for BSA to come up with a reorganization plan to meet its obligations to creditors, including Scouting abuse survivors, and to […]

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February 3, 2020
Bankruptcy Close for Boy Scouts Amid Sex Abuse Lawsuits, Lawyer States

With thousands of sexual abuse claims against them, sources indicate bankruptcy is “imminent” for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). This potential bankruptcy filing, expected in Delaware, could reach into the billions for the BSA. If so, the bankruptcy filing could mark the end of the century-old youth organization. Across the United States ex-Boy Scouts […]

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January 14, 2020
Boy Scouts of America Bankruptcy Plan May Not Be Enough to Pay Back Abuse Victims as They Deserve, Lawyers Claim

Experts say the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy plan may seem like it’s enough to pay back Scouting abuse victims, but that could quickly prove to be false. Based on how the organization plans to protect its assets, victims may get less than they deserve. Over the last few years, hundreds of men have stepped […]

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January 6, 2020
Abused in Scouting Legal Team To File First Federal Court Lawsuit Against Boy Scouts of America for Child Sex Abuse

(Washington, D.C.): Eight men who, as children, were sexually abused by adult scout leaders, sued the Boy Scouts of America today in federal district in Washington, D.C. The men seek to hold the Boy Scouts of America accountable for failing to ensure a safe environment for boys and for covering up decades of organization-wide sex […]

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December 30, 2019
How Will BSA Bankruptcy Affect Scouting Abuse Survivors?

Nearly a year has passed since the Boy Scouts of America announced their consideration of Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Since then, thousands of men have come forward against the organization, claiming the BSA hid sexual predators in their midst and failed to protect children from abuse. In recent years, increasing numbers of former Boy Scouts have […]

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