File your Boy Scouts of America claim by Nov. 16
October 28, 2020 / By UNY Communications
Earlier this year, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to protect itself against a growing number of sexual abuse claims made against it. This bankruptcy process is intended to allow the BSA to deal with these claims – through the creation of and payment from a victim’s compensation trust fund – and continue its operations. As is typical in bankruptcy proceedings, the court has established a “Bar Date,” which is the deadline for potential creditors to file claims against the BSA (the debtor). The Bar Date in this case is Nov. 16, 2020, at 5 p.m. EST.
On Wednesday Oct. 28, Upper New York Conference Treasurer, Bob Flask sent a note to the UNY Conference that includes a statement by Conference Chancellor, Peter H. Abdella, that all churches who have ever chartered or sponsored a Boy Scout Troop, Cub Scout Pack, or venturing crew must read.
Click here to read the statement that was sent.
Click here to read line-by-line instructions for Proof of Claim.
Click here to see a sample BSA Bankruptcy General Proof of Claim.
Zoom meetings were held on Wednesday Nov. 4 to answer any questions. Click here to watch a recording of the meeting.