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Local Boy Scouts group won’t be affected by Boy Scouts of America filing Chapter 11

Feb 18, 2020

The head of the local Boy Scouts of America chapter says the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by the national Boy Scouts of America should have little impact on local chapters.

Stephen Hoitt, executive director of the Seneca Waterways Council, says the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by the Boy Scouts, in reaction to hundreds of sex-abuse lawsuits, will go a long way toward creating a victim compensation plan.

Credit scouting.org

“If we can get through the Chapter 11 filing, if they can create a national trust fund for victims, which I think is the one area they’ve never addressed historically, and then get the organization back to focusing on delivering quality scouting programs at all levels, I think that looks great for a wonderful future for the organization,” he said.

Hoitt also says the Seneca Waterways Council is a legally separate company from the national organization and is not filing for bankruptcy. The council serves youths in Monroe, Ontario, Wayne, Seneca, and Yates counties.