Boy Scouts Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
On February 17, 2020, the Boy Scouts of America announced its filing Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. On May 26, 2020, the bankruptcy court set the claims bar date marking the deadline by which all survivors of child sexual abuse by a BSA volunteer or employee must formally file a claim with the court. Survivors had until November 16, 2020, to file a claim. Although this claims bar date has passed, we recommend survivors of scout abuse still speak to an attorney about their legal options.
Chapter 11 bankruptcy is a complicated and highly nuanced legal tactic that is often confusing to people who are not familiar with this type of bankruptcy, and it can prevent survivors of child sexual abuse from pursuing legal action. Please visit our Boy Scouts Bankruptcy FAQ page to understand this process and your rights.
Boy Scouts “Perversion” Files
From the 1920s to present day, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has maintained an internal filing system of scout leaders accused of misconduct, including sexual abuse. The “Ineligible Volunteer Files” (IV Files) constitute five categories, including sexual misconduct, a.k.a., Perversion Files. These Perversion Files illustrate the knowledge that the BSA has about the history and context of sexual abuse of children within scouting.
Dedicated, Compassionate Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse Attorneys
If you were abused by a Scoutmaster or Scout leader, we want to help you. Jeff Anderson & Associates has experienced Boy Scout lawyers who have worked with survivors of abuse by Scoutmasters, scout leaders, and other volunteers of the Boy Scouts of America. If you decide to take action your privacy will be respected and your identity can remain confidential throughout the entire process.