Statement on recent reports about BSA finances - Heart of New England Council - BSA

Statement on recent reports about BSA finances

Recently the Wall Street Journal reported that the Boy Scouts of America is exploring bankruptcy.  The Boy Scouts of America is researching all potential future options to “be prepared”, however there are no imminent decisions being made at this time.  This research is to ensure that the BSA has a long and bright future and that all local and national programming will continue uninterrupted.

Because the safety of our Scouts is our first and most important concern, the Boy Scouts of America has adopted some of the strongest barriers to child abuse of any youth serving organization.  Our proactive measures include annual youth protection training for all volunteer leaders, strict adherence to policy in all our programs, and mandated reporting of any suspicion of abuse.  Heart of New England Council takes very seriously our shared responsibility to uphold these barriers. Any incident of abuse is unacceptable, and the Boy Scouts of America is committed to supporting any victim.

Heart of New England Council is a 501(c)(3) entity incorporated in Massachusetts.  Our camps, service centers, bank accounts and investments are owned and controlled by the Heart of New England Council.  All donations to our council stay locally to provide program in our communities.  None of these donations will be used to fund National legal issues.

Questions may be directed to Scout Executive, Todd Lamison.