Scouting

United Methodist Men
As part of the Boy Scouts of America's bankruptcy, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says it will pay $250 million into a fund for those who claim to have been sexually abused in Scouting. The LDS church and The United Methodist Church have both been major sponsoring or chartering groups for the BSA. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

LDS church to pay into Boy Scouts’ victims fund

The United Methodist Church continues to be part of negotiations in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy, but another religious group has agreed to pay $250 million to a fund for victims of Scouting-related sex abuse.
United Methodist Men
Boy Scouts parade in front of Leipsic (Ohio) United Methodist Church during the town's Fall Festival in 2010. As the Boy Scouts of America’s sex abuse-triggered bankruptcy proceeds, United Methodist congregations are hearing from denomination leaders to hold off on renewing chartering relationships with Boy Scout troops. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

BSA bankruptcy concerns church leaders

Boy Scouts of America’s legal struggle, triggered by Scouting-related sex-abuse allegations, has implications for United Methodist local churches and entire denomination.
Local Church
As a Nov. 16 deadline approaches, churches are being urged to file a legal document to shield them from any potential liability stemming from a class action lawsuit against Boy Scouts of America over past sexual abuse claims. The United Methodist Church charters more Scout organizations than any other denomination in the U.S. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Churches urged to file legal document in Boy Scouts lawsuit

A Nov. 16 deadline approaches for churches to file paperwork intended to shield them from any potential liability stemming from a class action lawsuit against Boy Scouts of America over past sexual abuse claims.
Local Church
Campers and counselors explore the creek at Cedar Crest Camp in Lyles, Tenn., in 2017. Cedar Crest, like many other United Methodist camps, has suspended operations this summer due to COVID-19. File photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

Keeping heart of camping alive during COVID-19

Because of COVID-19, many United Methodist camps have had to cancel this year. That breaks the hearts of camp leaders who know how important the experience is to faith development.

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