Commonwealth Policy Center

The group that used to be known as the Boy Scouts has filed for bankruptcy. Scouts USA has been mired in a sexual abuse scandal rivaling the Catholic church’s. According to court documents, 12,254 victims were prey to 7,819 suspected abusers over several decades. The AP reported that attorneys for abuse victims identified several cases where known predators were allowed to return to leadership posts. The Boy Scouts path to bankruptcy started with the disregard to uphold the Oath to “do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.” Openly homosexual Scoutmasters were allowed in 2013; transgender girls in 2017; and girls permitted to join in 2019. The Scouts are now in bankruptcy court.