The Boy Scouts of America settles claims for tens of thousands victimized; SNAP stands with survivors in support.

The Boy Scouts of America, which entered bankruptcy in 2020, announced a record settlement yesterday of 850 million dollars for the almost 90,000 claims filed against it. We applaud the survivors who came forward to speak their truth. The courage of these victims has led to the discovery and exposure of heinous crimes. We commend them for their bravery and integrity in the face of an organization designed to nurture and guide young boys that instead turned a blind eye to criminal behavior. 

We understand that no dollar amount could ever fully compensate for what these men lost. However, we hope they know that they are a proud example of the BSA philosophy, to be loyal and helpful. We are confident that because of the bravery of these men scouting will be safer in the future and that others will find the strength to come forward and began their journey to justice and healing. 

CONTACT: Michael McDonnell, SNAP Communications Manager ([email protected],  267.261.0578), Zach Hiner, SNAP Executive Director ([email protected], 517.974.9009) 

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