Boy Scouts of America Lawsuits

Former Boy Scout kneeling on a playground.

Can I still file a claim against the Boy Scouts of America?

The United States Bankruptcy Court in the District of Delaware set a deadline of November 16, 2020 for victims to file a claim against the Boy Scouts of America.

Former Boy Scouts who timely filed Proofs of Claim had until Dec. 28, 2021 to vote on a proposed $1.6 billion settlement in the pending Boy Scouts of America Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.

The Boy Scouts of America filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February 2020. Through the federal bankruptcy process, a trust has been arranged to compensate the victims of childhood sexual abuse that occurred over decades of the BSA’s existence.

The "Perversion Files"

The Boy Scouts of America kept Ineligible Volunteer Files on scout leaders who committed abuse, known internally as the "Perversion Files," of which the Los Angeles Times published several thousand. In Vermont there are 14 named people associated with the released scout records.

John Comstock 1961 - St. Albans Pack 2 and Troop 40
William J. Moreau Jr. - 1964. Rutland Troop 7
Robert L. Dewey 1973 - Rutland Pack 106
Charles N. Graham 1975 - Bennington Troop 55
Carl Dow 1982 - South Burlington Troops 623 and 8606
Bert H. Stevens 1984 - Burlington Troop 613
Randall Newcity 1985 - Burlington Troop 641 and Pack 3641
Mark T. Guptil 1986 - Waterbury Troops 750-G and 750-O
Ronald Wilkins 1986 - Putney Camp 471
James E. Riccio 1987 - Burlington Troop 62
Harvey Louis Blow 1988 - Shelburne Troop 607
Warren E. Steadman 1988 - South Hero and Shelburne Troops 822 and 607
Donald R. Codling 1991 - Barre Explorer 730
Mark W. Davis, 1990 - Westminster Troop 43 - Lewd conduct with children at Kurn Hattin.

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