Boy Scouts of America Considers Chapter 11 Filing

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is struggling financially as costs mount for defending against allegations of  sexual abuse of boys, NBC News reports. The nonprofit organization is exploring all options to continue its programming without interruption, including filing for Chapter 11 protection. Following some controversial policy changes — including the removal of a ban on openly gay members, accepting openly gay adult scout leaders, accepting girls into the program and changing the program name to a gender-neutral alternative — the Mormon Church decided to end its 105-year partnership with the BSA. The strategy of filing for Chapter 11 protection is not uncommon; many religious groups and dioceses have filed for Chapter 11 protections during settlement negotiations with victims. USA Gymnastics also filed for bankruptcy while the organization deals with a mountain of lawsuits related to the Larry Nassar scandal.   

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