The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is planning to sell off dozens of Norman Rockwell paintings and oil and gas interests in 17 states as it aims to raise funds for settlements with sexual abuse survivors.
In a filing in bankruptcy court, the Boy Scouts listed nearly 60 of pieces of art by Rockwell as potential assets that could be sold in an attempt to settle the nearly $300 million in damages the survivors are seeking, according to The New York Times.
“The plan demonstrates that considerable progress has been made as we continue to work with all parties toward achieving our strategy to provide equitable compensation for victims and address our other financial obligations so that we can continue to serve youth for years to come,” the Boy Scouts said in an email to the Times on Tuesday.
Many of the paintings were commissioned by BSA as part of "The Boy Scouts Hike Book" in 1912. The paintings include “The Right Way,” “On My Honor” and “I Will Do My Best," the Times reported.