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 1325 W WALNUT HL LN
Irving TX 75038-3008


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High Concern Advisory for:
Boy Scouts of America

On February 18, 2020, The New York Times reported on the bankruptcy of Boy Scouts of America National Council in an article titled, "Boy Scouts Seek Bankruptcy to Survive a Deluge of Sex-Abuse Claims." For this reason, we have issued a High Concern CN Advisory on Boy Scouts of America National Council. For more information regarding the charges reported, please see The New York Times article.

  • On December 14, 2018, NBC News published an article titled, "Boy Scouts of America considering bankruptcy." For more information, please see the NBC News article.

  • On August 7, 2019, NPR published an article titled, "New Lawsuit Reveals More Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Boy Scouts Of America." For more information, please see the NPR article.

  • On January 7, 2020, The New York Times published an article titled, "The New York Times." For more information, please see The New York Times article.

  • On February 1, 2020, The New York Post published an article titled, "Boy Scouts bankruptcy is ‘imminent’ amid sexual abuse scandals." For more information, please see The New York Post article.

  • On May 31, 2020, The Star Tribune published an article titled, "Boy Scout victims' choice: Sue rashly, or wait and risk loss." For more information, please see The Star Tribune article.

  • On October 23, 2020, USA Today published an article titled, "Boy Scouts abuse claims may become largest case against a single national organization." For more information, please see the USA Today article.

  • On March 2, 2021, USA Today published an article titled, "Boy Scouts of America plan to exit bankruptcy would pay abuse survivors an average of $6,000 each." For more information, please see the USA Today article.

  • On March 4, 2021, WBOC published an article titled, "Boy Scouts Given more time to Respond to Lawsuit over Assets." For more information, please see the WBOC article.

  • On May 11, 2021, The New York Times published an article titled, "‘Staggering’ Legal Fees in Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Case." For more information, please see The New York Times article.

  • On June 18, 2021, Bloomberg Law published an article titled, "Boy Scouts Proposal Ups Abuse Victim Payout to $750 Million." For more information, please see the Bloomberg Law article.

  • On July 2, 2021, The Washington Post published an article titled, "Boy Scouts of America settles for $850 million with more than 84,000 sexual abuse victims." For more information, please see The Washington Post article.

  • On October 4, 2021, The Seattle Times published an article titled, "‘Can’t put a price tag on pain’: Boy Scouts sex-abuse settlement offers slammed by critics." For more information, please see The Seattle Times article.


The concerns raised about illegal activity, improper conduct, or organizational mismanagement are serious both in nature and scope and have thus warranted this CN Advisory. We have published this advisory to provide donors with content that they may find useful when making their giving decisions. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

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