Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America are in the midst of a legal action that could threaten the very existence of the iconic, century-old institution. The Scouts declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February after thousands of allegations of child sexual abuse perpetrated by scoutmasters. The scope far exceeds the scope of American Catholic Church's sexual abuse scandal — the number of abused Boy Scout claimants is more than 60,000 men.

A former Boy Scout leader in Chillicothe and former chief executive officer of Horizon Telecom posted on Facebook Sunday that he abused teenage boys. 

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The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy, a sign of the century-old organization's financial instability as it faces some 300 lawsuits from men who say they were sexually abused as Scouts.

The organization says it will use the Chapter 11 process to create a trust to provide compensation to victims. Scouting programs will continue throughout.


The Simon Kenton Council's Board is moving to delay any sale of council owned properties, including two Boy Scout camps.  

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A former Boy Scout leader in Richland County has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for secretly recording and distributing videos of boys inside pool locker rooms and his home. 


The Simon Kenton Council of the Boy Scouts says it is looking at proposals to close the Chief Logan Reservation in Ross County and sell-off of 60-acres of Camp Lazarus in Delaware County.  

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Funeral arrangements are pending for an executive of the Marysville-based Scotts company who died Saturday while rock climbing in the Hocking State Forest.

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The head of the Boy Scouts of America apologized Thursday to the organization's members, telling them that the group did not intend to showcase the "political rhetoric" in President Trump's speech to the National Jamboree earlier this week.

A former Westerville Boy Scout leader is joining the fight to make the organization more inclusive for the LGBT community. 

Central Ohio Boy Scout leaders are going public with their support of allowing openly gay youths in the organization.

The United Way of Greater Cleveland is yanking its support from the local Boy Scout council.