Thursday, February 20, 2020

Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy amid wave of potential lawsuits

The Washington Post is reporting that "Facing a wave of lawsuits over allegations of sexual abuse, the Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy. The long-anticipated Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing will allow the Boy Scouts to keep operating as it reorganizes its finances and handles claims from hundreds of potential victims. It will also give alleged victims a limited amount of time to come forward before being barred indefinitely from seeking compensation."

That is tragic. Tragic the sexual abuse happened and tragic the Boy Scouts are falling apart. That was a good organization. A lot of groups used the Chief Scout / Eagle Scout program as a model to keep young men anxiously engages in a good cause. Likewise the Roman Catholic Church is a good thing. The prevalence of sexual assault within that clergy is both great and abominable. Nevertheless it shows that bad can infiltrate good organization. Churches, scouting, even hockey coaches have been found to sexually assault kids. That is horrific yet hockey itself is not bad.

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