NPR reports on the bankruptcy filing by the Boy Scouts of America, a result of some 300 lawsuits filed by people saying they were sexually abused as scouts.

In a statement to NPR prior to filing for bankruptcy, the Boy Scouts of America said it was “exploring all options available so we can live up to our social and moral responsibility to equitably compensate victims who suffered abuse during their time in Scouting, while also ensuring that we carry out our mission to serve youth, families and local communities through our programs. No decisions have been made and we continue to fully meet our financial obligations to our vendors, creditors and other stakeholders.”

Arkansas is among the states where legal action has been filed over alleged abuse by Scout leaders.


One lawsuit, filed on behalf of six men, says the organization allowed a Hot Springs man to work with scouts despite having been ruled out in Georgia.