Update on National BSA Restructuring Communications
A message to Northern Star Scouting Volunteers
You may have received or may soon receive a legal notice from Omni Agent Solutions and the National Council, Boy Scouts of America regarding the national organization’s Chapter Eleven bankruptcy. This is a requirement of the bankruptcy code as part of the process of reorganizing. Over the coming months they will communicate with more than 10 million individuals as they seek to demonstrate that no potential claimants were unaware of how to make a claim. To be clear, receiving a notice does not mean that your child was harmed while in Scouting.
We know that kids are and have always been safer in Scouting than not (backed by research) and we work diligently to ensure our programs incorporate the latest and best youth protection practices, so it is upsetting for a family to receive a letter like this. Child sexual abuse is a crisis in our society. We have a zero-tolerance policy and are committed to being part of the solution.
You can learn more about how we as leaders, parents and staff are in a position to help, as well as review Scouting’s youth protection policies and practices, referred to as the “Gold Standard” for youth-serving organizations by child safety experts, on our website at www.Northernstar.org/Youth-protection.
Thank you for everything that you are doing for children through your leadership in Scouting.