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Boy Scouts of America membership fees to increase by 80 percent amid wave of sex-abuse lawsuits

By Bradford Betz | 31 October 2019

FOX NEWS — The Boy Scouts of America, faced with a wave of sex-abuse lawsuits, will increase its annual membership fee next year by more than 80 percent to relieve some financial pressure, the organization said last week.

For years, the BSA has been entangled in costly litigation with plaintiffs who alleged abuse by scout leaders in their youth. Hundreds of lawsuits may lie ahead with the recent enactment of laws in several states making it easier for victims of long-ago abuse to seek damages.

“[T]he Boy Scouts of America made this difficult, but necessary, decision so we can continue to provide essential services that support once-in-a-lifetime adventures in a safe and welcoming place,” the organization said in a statement to Fox News. […]

3 Comments on Boy Scouts of America membership fees to increase by 80 percent amid wave of sex-abuse lawsuits

  1. Every time I see a local troop with girls in it here in Houston I cringe and feel like ripping up my eagle scout card. They kept lowering the standards and now all this.

  2. It’s just a matter of time before BSA dissolves! Here locally the Mormon church will break ranks with BSA on Dec. 31st, 2019 to start its own ‘youth program’ in the face of the incursion of globalhomo into the BSA. I’m not sure the numbers, but the LDS Church has been a large participant in the BSA over the years, so you can subtract those kids fees as well.

    https://www.sltrib.com/news/2018/05/09/mormon-church-to-cut-ties-with-boy-scouts-and-start-its-own-gospel-driven-youth-program/

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