Black Hills Area Council not affected by Boy Scouts of America’s financial woes
RAPID CITY, S.D. – While the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy early Tuesday morning, local chapters remain independent of any financial woes tied to the national entity.
The national organization released a statement citing reasons for filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy amid compounding legal fees for lawsuits alleging sexual abuse of boys: “Equitably compensate victims who were harmed during their time in Scouting and continue carrying out its mission for years to come.”
NewsCenter1 reached out to the Black Hills Area Council to learn of potential impacts. Corey Davis, Scout Executive/CEO of the BSA Black Hills Area Council, said in a statement:
“The Black Hills Area Council has not filed for bankruptcy. Meetings and activities, district and council events, other Scouting adventures and countless service projects are taking place as usual. In short, there should be no change to the local Scouting experience.”
Davis says finances, programs, property, and administration of local units are separate and fully controlled by the local council.