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Negotiators for The United Methodist Church have reached a settlement in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy reorganization plan. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

$30 million from United Methodists in BSA bankruptcy

The United Methodist Church has long been a key sponsor of Boy Scout troops, and a settlement negotiated by church leaders commits the denomination to compensating and in other ways supporting victims of Scouting-related sexual abuse.
Congregations
United Methodist churches that sponsored Boy Scout troops are being advised to vote against a reorganization plan in the Boy Scouts of America’s sexual abuse-related bankruptcy proceedings. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Churches advised to oppose BSA bankruptcy plan

A United Methodist legal team is still negotiating but says the current Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy plan doesn’t adequately protect churches that sponsored Scouting troops and could be liable in sex-abuse claims.
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.

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