BSA Restructuring

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.

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