The Boy Scouts of America completed its First Day Motions hearing on February 20, 2020

As expected, the bankruptcy judge approved several key motions that help to ensure continuity of Scouting programs and the services and support the national organization provides to local councils, employees, members, victims of past abuse in Scouting and other groups.

Specifically, the BSA was given authority to:

  • Continue paying employees as usual and offering our current benefit programs. This includes, among other programs, medical, dental and vision insurance; 403(b) plans and matching; life, workers compensation and disability insurance; paid time off/vacation and sick leave; and expense reimbursement.
  • Make regular pension plan payments, for those to whom these programs apply.
  • Provide local councils with continued shared services and support through the BSA’s National Service Center.
  • Honor pre-existing member and customer programs. This includes, but is not limited to, scholarship programs; pre-payments for activities at our High-Adventure facilities, the National Jamboree, and other Scouting programs; and Scout Shop gift card balances.
  • Invest gift annuities and restricted donations for their designated purposes.

Continue to fund counseling for victims of abuse – and their families – by a provider of their choice, consistent with our prior commitments.