A Boy Scout is taught to obey, respect and admire his scoutmaster the same way as a relationship between a child and a religious leader. Boys place an enormous amount of trust in their scout leaders during overnight hikes to weeklong summer camp trips. Eventually, it is this trust that is exploited by those who sexually abuse the boy scouts.
On February 18, 2020, the Boys Scouts of America (“BSA”) filed for bankruptcy during a surge of sexual abuse allegations of minor members. Follow their 110th anniversary, the organization filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy resulting in affecting over 1,700 survivors who have filed or expected to file claims in regards to decades-long sexual abuse.
An organization that strived to promote honor and volunteerism for over a century is now facing a shattered reputation from the widespread pattern of sexual abuse against minors. With the BSA recently filing for bankruptcy, the deadline for filing may be as short.
Slater Slater Schulman LLP is dedicated to the confidential representation of individuals who were sexually abused as children while participating in the Boy Scouts of America. The firm is representing over four thousand sexual abuse victims, including one of only nine victims chosen to serve on the Boy Scouts of America Tort Claimants’ Committee. If you or someone you love has suffered this form of abuse and wishes to file a claim, please contact Slater Slater Schulman LLP for a free, confidential consultation by filling out the form on this page or by calling our office at (800) 251-6990.