Boy Scouts Reaching Out to Potential Survivors of Abuse

The  national organization of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed for bankruptcy earlier this year to equitably compensate victims of past abuse. Now, they are launching a massive email and direct mail campaign to reach out to individuals and groups of Scouts, parents of Scouts, alumni, and volunteers who may have been abused in their organization.

Anyone who has been part of the BSA within the last eight years may receive a notice.

In a press release the BSA said, “Receiving a notice does not mean that you have a claim or that your child was harmed while in Scouting. The BSA is just being as thorough as possible.”

The notifications are part of the BSA’s effort to give all potential claimants the opportunity to file a claim against the organization by the November 16th deadline.

Information about filing a claim is available at

Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand