Boy Scouts of America Bankruptcy Proceeding
What do we already know?
- 82,000 claimants submitted sexual abuse claims in November 2020.
- 86% of survivor votes were in support of BSA’s Plan for reorganization in December 2021.
- Judge Laurie Selber Silverstein approved BSA’s Plan for reorganization in September 2022.
What does BSA’s Plan for Reorganization include?
$2.6 Billion settlement trust for survivors.
Critical safety measures and protections for current + future generations of Scouts.
The formation of a Survivor Advisory Working Group.
A secured commitment from the BSA to appoint a survivor to its National Executive Board.
So... where does the case stand right now?
So... what will happen next?
Survivors will be asked to complete an additional questionnaire.
Then, the Settlement Trust Advisory Committee will begin to evaluate individual claim forms.
What if I selected the $3,500 one-time payment?
Then you will not undergo the claim evaluation process and will receive that one-time payment instead.
We do not yet know when the one-time payment will be issued.
Questions & Answers
In the meantime, can I do anything to possibly
strengthen my claim?
If you are able, please send your attorney any type of proof of your time in Scouting. This may include photographs, certificates, rosters, awards, badges, etc.
Why is this case taking so long?
This is the largest Sexual Abuse case in American History.
Attorneys have negotiated the largest Sexual Abuse settlement in the history of this nation.
This was, and continues to be, a time-consuming endeavor.