Boy Scouts of America News

Judge Extends Time for Local Boy Scout Councils to File for Protection

The judge presiding over the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy has approved an agreement among attorneys to extend an injunction halting child sex abuse lawsuits against the organization’s 261 local councils until Nov. 16. Under the agreement approved this Monday, …

Boy Scouts Filing Sexual Abuse Lawsuits Face Deadline Agreed to in Bankruptcy Deal

Some victims of childhood sex abuse who are considering suing the Boy Scouts of America face a choice: an anguished rush to meet a deadline earlier than what lawmakers intended, or wait and sue local councils, perhaps putting them at …

Facing Hundreds of Abuse Claims, Boy Scouts of America Files for Bankruptcy

The Boy Scouts of America said on Tuesday it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy amid a flood of lawsuits over allegations of child sexual abuse stretching back decades. The bankruptcy is not expected to affect the organization’s programs, which …

Boy Scouts Face Insurance, Bankruptcy Challenges Over Sex Abuse Claims

It took Robb Lawson until he was 45 to finally confront a dark memory from his days as a Boy Scout. Lawson was a teenager at the time, a member of a troop in Georgia, picked to attend a wilderness …

Girls to Face Boys in a Federal Trademark Suit Over ‘Scout’ Term

A year after the Boy Scouts of America announced it would admit girls, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America punched back Tuesday with a federal trademark lawsuit seeking to block the boys group from rebranding its flagship …

Utah Family Drops Disability Discrimination Suit Against Boy Scouts

A Utah family who sued the Boy Scouts of America for policies they claimed discriminated against their son with Down syndrome has withdrawn the lawsuit after the organization said it would help the boy earn his Eagle Scout award. The …

Oregon Scouts Sued for $21M in Sex Abuse Claim

Attorneys representing three former Boy Scouts are suing the Boy Scouts of America and its Portland, Ore.-area chapter for $21 million, saying they let a known pedophile become a scout leader. The lawsuit filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court is …

$14M Suit Filed by Former Oregon Boy Scouts Claiming Sex Abuse

Two men have filed a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America and its local branch for $7 million each, claiming they were sexually abused by a former scout leader in Milwaukie in the 1970s. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported the lawsuit …

2 Men File Sex Abuse Lawsuits against Boy Scouts In Oregon

Two Oregon men have filed sexual abuse lawsuits against the Boy Scouts of America. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that the lawsuits were filed on Tuesday. They allege the plaintiffs were sexually abused by former scout leaders who were allowed to lead …

Utah Hunting Guide Files Suit Against Boy Scouts Following Reckless Shooting

A Utah hunting guide is suing the Boy Scouts of America in federal court, claiming someone on a hunting trip he led in 2014 shot him in the eye. The Salt Lake Tribune reported that 61-year-old Craig Bingham filed a …