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United Methodists reach settlement in Boy Scouts’ Bankruptcy Case

United Methodists reach settlement in Boy Scouts’ Bankruptcy Case

12/21/2021
United Methodist Communications Office of Public Information FOR RELEASE December 21, 2021 12:30 pm ET   United Methodists reach settlement in Boy Scouts’ Bankruptcy Case United Methodist leaders have reached a settlement in the matter of the Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) pending bankruptcy proceedings. Upon final court approval, the settlement would absolve any claims of sexual abuse that may have occurred in congregation-sponsored Scouting programs.  Under the terms of the settlement, United...

Congregations encouraged to vote no on BSA bankruptcy plan

Congregations encouraged to vote no on BSA bankruptcy plan

12/2/2021
United Methodist Communications Office of Public Information FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 2, 2021 A United Methodist Ad Hoc Committee is encouraging congregations to vote against a proposed Boy Scouts of America (BSA) reorganization plan, following months of negotiations that have failed to yield a settlement thus far. United Methodist local churches that have chartered Scout troops or Cub packs where abuse may have occurred are vulnerable to lawsuits and claims because they are not receiving ...

11/04/21 - Important BSA Bankruptcy Update

11/04/21 - Important BSA Bankruptcy Update

11/4/2021
Topic: Boy Scout Bankruptcy - If you/your church is a Charter Organization and have received a packet from Boy Scouts of America regarding their bankruptcy – please follow this procedure: If you received an Opt Out Form - Do Not Opt Out – Do Nothing Now. Shred/Destroy/Marker Out this page in the packet. (Likely Page 10). Wait for direction that will be coming from General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) later this month. If you received a Ballot – Do Nothing Now. Hold the ballot as...

10/29/2021 - Important BSA Bankruptcy Update – Receipt of Disclosure Statement Package

10/29/2021 - Important BSA Bankruptcy Update – Receipt of Disclosure Statement Package

10/29/2021
Some local churches and charter organizations have received Disclosure Statement Packages from the Boy Scouts of America. Soon, The General Council of Finance & Administration of The United Methodist Church will provide resources to the Conference to assist local churches through this process. If your church does not receive the Packet, you can safely ignore this update. If you do receive the packet, do not take any action at this time. In the coming days, many United Methodist churches will ...

UMC leaders share important information for churches sponsoring Scout troops

UMC leaders share important information for churches sponsoring Scout troops

10/12/2021
United Methodist Communications Office of Public Information FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 12, 2021 United Methodist churches that have sponsored Boy Scout troops can expect to receive a “disclosure statement package” from the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) regarding its pending bankruptcy proceeding in the near future. The mailing seeks to summarize for chartered organizations how the BSA’s proposed plan of reorganization will affect those organizations’ legal rights with respect to ...

Bishop Laurie to BSA Chartering Churches and the Iowa Conference of The United Methodist Church

Bishop Laurie to BSA Chartering Churches and the Iowa Conference of The United Methodist Church

10/5/2021
To Chartering Churches and the Iowa Conference of The United Methodist Church,   Sometimes there is a need to change a practice to achieve desired results. Today, those working on the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy and resolving more than 5,200 abuse claims since 1940 against United Methodist congregations are recommending a modification in how UM congregations charter with Scout troops and Cub packs.   Several months ago, it was recommended that congregations pause the rechartering process ...

For Immediate Release — The Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church Responds to the Boy Scouts of American Bankruptcy Case

For Immediate Release — The Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church Responds to the Boy Scouts of American Bankruptcy Case

8/26/2021
For Immediate Release August 26, 2021 THE IOWA ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH RESPONDS TO THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA BANKRUPTCY CASE Des Moines, Iowa: The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is overwhelmed with potential liability exposure from sexual assault allegations nationwide. The BSA has filed for bankruptcy protection. Under both of the proposed plans that the BSA has suggested as a way to continue after the bankruptcy, they are leaving their Chartered Organizations out on a ...

Re: Boy Scout Units Chartered by Local United Methodist Churches

Re: Boy Scout Units Chartered by Local United Methodist Churches

8/24/2021
Dear Iowa United Methodists:  We write this letter with heavy hearts.  The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is overwhelmed with potential liability exposure from sexual assault allegations nationwide. The BSA has filed for bankruptcy protection. Under both of the proposed plans that the BSA has suggested as a way to continue after the bankruptcy, they are leaving their Chartered Organizations out on a limb by themselves. The Chartered Organizations are the local churches, schools, and civic groups ...