In February 2020, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as a strategic move to cap liability due to lawsuits related to sexual abuse. Because The United Methodist Church is the largest chartering organization of the BSA, this poses a potential liability to our churches.
If your church has ever chartered or sponsored a Boy Scout Troop, Cub Scout Pack, or Venturing Crew, please read the attached document and fill out the paperwork to file a Proof of Claim with the courts, which protects your church financially. Please note: this paperwork has a filing deadline of November 16, 2020.
Please let the Indiana Conference know that you have completed your filing by contacting Ruth Ellen Needler at RuthEllen.Needler@inumc.org or 317.564.3254.
If you have questions, please contact Ian Hall at Ian.Hall@inumc.org or 317.564.3244.