As you may have heard, yesterday, the National Boy Scouts of America filed for Reorganization under Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. This filing was brought about in order to address two objectives:
1. To adequately compensate victims who were harmed during their time in Scouting (over90% of these claims were from incidences occurring over 30 years ago)
2. To continue the mission of Scouting for years to come. Important Information • As far as Scouting goes in West Texas, the Buffalo Trail Council has NOT filed for Bankruptcy. • Our Council is an independent 501 (C) 3 Nonprofit Corporation and is legally independent from the National Organization. • We receive no funding from the National Organization, all our support comes from our 18 Counties of West Texas. • We have no litigation pending against our Council. • Our Unit, District, and Council Programs and Activities are, and will, continue to deliver the promise of Scouting. • Our local Council was recognized in January of this year for being a leader in membership growth. • Over 200 Girls are now enjoying the benefits of the Character development and outdoor educational programs of the BSA. • Our leaders are required to undergo Youth Protection Training and extensive Criminal Background Checks, we adhere to strict youth protection guidelines. • Friends of Scouting (FOS) and other annual donations made to our Council will continue to fund necessary day-to-day expenses that are critical to local Scouting programs.
For more information please visit:https://www.bsarestructuring.org/https://www.bsarestructuring.org/