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  • The Boy Scouts of America reached a settlement in July for its 60,000 sexual abuse victims.
  • The $850 million settlement comes as the organization restructured from its bankruptcy case.
  • Two New Jersey Boy Scout councils are selling off their campgrounds to pay their settlements.

Two New Jersey Boy Scout councils have announced they will be selling of their campgrounds in order to pay sexual abuse settlements.

Earlier this month, the Patriots’ Path Council — a boy scout council composed of 11,000 scouts in Morris, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and parts of Middlesex Counties — announced to members it was under contract to sell its Sabattis Adventure Camp in the Adirondack Mountains.

“This decision was not easy and involved months of consideration by our executive board and special bankruptcy committees,” the council wrote to members, according to a report by NJ.com.


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Similarly, the Boy Scouts’ Jersey Shore Council announced in September it had sold its Toms River, N.J., campground for $1.1 million to help pay its settlements.

In July, the Boy Scouts of America reached a $850 million settlement with 60,000 sexual abuse victims, which sees the organization handing over insurance rights to a trust for the victims, with the organization paying $250 million while its local franchises paying $600 million.


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Published on Nov 29, 2021