Almost 90, sexual abuse claims had been filed against the Boy Scouts of America as the Monday deadline approached for submitting claims in the organization's bankruptcy case. The 88, count far exceeded initial projections from lawyers across the nation who have been signing up clients since the organization filed for bankruptcy. The cases reflect decades-old claims alleging sex abuse by Scout leaders. The Boy Scouts said in a statement that, "We are devastated by the number of lives impacted by past abuse in Scouting and moved by the bravery of those who have come forward.
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The Scouts need to come up with a settlement plan and emerge from court protection to preserve cash, Jessica Boelter of law firm Sidley Austin said on behalf of the group. The Scouts filed for bankruptcy in February to cope with a rising number of abuse lawsuits. The Scouts and victims are currently in mediation, but lawyers on Wednesday noted the difficulties of negotiating a global settlement on tight deadlines. An attorney for Century Indemnity Co. The case is Boy Scouts of America, , U.
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And with his master carpentry skills, he should have a successful business and probably even be wealthy. Imagine what it would be like, if I was an Eagle Scout? Some presidents were Eagle Scouts. Robert is among 2, men and counting who are being represented by Abused in Scouting, a consortium of four law firms across the country in their claims of sexual abuse against the Boy Scouts of America.
On my honour I will, without fear or reward, protect the weak, defend the helpless, and assist my neighbour. The Battersea Boy Scouts later briefly registered with Baden-Powell 's Boy Scouts organisation but, in , withdrew and formed the British Boy Scouts BBS , out of a concern that Baden-Powell's organisation was too bureaucratic and militaristic and too closely associated with commercial interests. Whitby as Chief Commissioner and as financier.