Statement: Boy Scouts in Tennessee, Virginia will not be impacted by national bankruptcy filing
No impact. That’s the word from the executive and CEO of the local Sequoyah Council of Boy Scouts of America after the announcement from national scout officials on their bankruptcy filing following a litany of lawsuits that are being settled through compensation to children who were victims of sexual abuse during their time in scouts.
Here is the statement sent to us:
“The Sequoyah Council has not filed for bankruptcy. Meetings and activities, district and council events, other Scouting adventures and countless service projects are taking place as usual. In short, there should be no change to the local Scouting experience.
“The national organization of the Boy Scouts of America is the only entity involved in the Chapter 11 filing. The Sequoyah Council – which provides programming, financial, facility and administrative support to local units and individual Scouts in our area – is separate and distinct from the national organization. Our camps, properties and all local contributions are controlled by our council.”