Boy Scouts of America pushed to brink of bankruptcy by battles with insurers

Boy Scouts of America pushed to brink of bankruptcy by battles with insurers

The Boy Scouts of America is on the verge of bankruptcy because its insurance companies are balking at paying settlements to almost a dozen men who claim they were sexually abused as boys by a notorious scoutmaster, a spokeswoman confirmed Friday.

Since August, the venerable organization has been battling insurers INA, which is now part of Chubb, and National Surety, which is an Allianz company, and the Hartford Accident and Indemnity Co., court records show.

“We remain in disputes with some carriers and look forward to a resolution that benefits victims and helps them on their journey towards healing,” BSA spokeswoman Effie Delimarkos said in a statement to NBC News.

That statement was seconded by Christopher Hurley, the lawyer for 11 former scouts who accused disgraced scoutmaster Thomas Hacker of sexually abusing them — and sued the BSA for damages.

Hurley said that if the scouting organization does seek Chapter 11 protection it won’t be the fault of the victims. “We know how much coverage they have and we know their insurers are refusing to pay,” he told NBC News.

The insurance companies declined to comment on the ongoing legal battle.

“As a matter of policy, we do not discuss who is or isn’t a client, nor do we discuss litigation matters,” Eric Samansky, a spokesman for Chubb, wrote in response to an inquiry from NBC News.

Hurley said the BSA’s insurers are arguing “the doctrine of intended consequences” to avoid paying settlements.

Asked to explain, Hurley said “that means if you, the insured, took actions that made an event take place, like arson, the insurance companies don’t have to pay.”

In the case of Hacker, Hurley said, the doctrine of intended consequence should not apply because the BSA actually banned him from scouting in the 1970s when they learned he was molesting children.

“But they were grossly negligent in enforcing that ban,” Hurley added. “So the guy easily got back into scouting multiple times. He was a two-time convicted pedophile and he molested another 35 boys.”

Hacker was the leader of Troop 1600 based at the St. Louis de Montfort Church in suburban Chicago. He was convicted in 1989 of five counts of aggravated criminal assault against three scouts, who were between 11 and 13-years-old, and sentenced to two concurrent 50-year prison terms.

Dubbed “the most prolific molester in Scouting” in the 1995 book “Scout’s Honor: Sexual Abuse in America’s Most Trusted Institution,” Hacker, who was in his 80s, died behind bars on June 21, said Lindsey Hess of the Illinois Department of Corrections.

In their lawsuit against the BSA, the victims Hurley represents allege the Boy Scouts were aware of Hacker’s arrest for sexual assault in Indiana back in February 1970. But because of inadequate screening by the BSA, Hacker was able to resurface as a scoutmaster in a Chicago area parish, where he continued to molest boys for two more decades.

The BSA said in a statement that it now runs criminal background checks on scoutmasters and maintains a database “to prevent individuals from re-registering in Scouting who were removed because they do not meet the Boy Scouts of America’s standards because of known or suspected abuse or other misconduct either inside or outside the organization.”

“It is an ongoing tool the BSA uses to keep kids safe from potential perpetrators,” the statement said.

The developments come two days after the Wall Street Journal reported that the 108-year-old organization has hired the Sidley Austin LLP law firm, which specializes in bankruptcy, to represent them.

If the BSA does file for bankruptcy, it would be adopting the strategy of another revered institution that has been accused of turning a blind eye to sexual predators — the Roman Catholic Church. Some 20 dioceses and religious groups have sought Chapter 11 protection while they negotiate settlements with thousands of victims.

Two of the scouts Hurley represents also claimed they were molested by a St. Louis de Montfort priest named Norbert Maday between 1967 and 1973. In published reports, Hurley dubbed Maday and Hacker a '"tag team" of abusers. does not work for me. Cry a bog

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Sounds awful, though I don't understand what this has to do with girls being admitted.

Good thing they let all the homos and pedos in!


It's not just girls, it's also trannies.

A blessing in disguise. You can't admit fags, trannies, and women if you don't exist due to bankruptcy.


oy vey, don't be an antisemite goy. those were just coincidental.

Back in my day fathers taught real skills to their sons.

See? this is the problem with fascism,( and the Boy Scouts was started by Lord Baden Powell as a fascist organization for boys.).

It all too often becomes a targeted node for evil men that lust after boys.

In my troop, most scouts' parents were involved. It was great having access to all those people with different careers and skillsets, in addition to the life skills.

Wait, really? I knew it encouraged nationalist sentiment and was similar to Hitler Youth in practice, but never looked into the founding lore.

Too much to read for a topic that's so insignificant.

I'm against fascism, and all forms of authoritarianism, but you're a fucking retard. Adults having power of children has nothing to do with fascism.

< go woke


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It's not, they're declaring bankruptcy to put on hold a bunch of lawsuits they're facing that they anticipate losing. The lawsuits have to do with frivolous shit because we live in (((an overly litigious and distrustful society))).

And this is the sort of slander that is thrown around that destroys high-trust societies. Your molestation fantasies do not accord with the reality of the situation. In fact, because of people like you rumormongering, the bonds between leaders and scouts are irreparably severed and what used to be a reputable society is now plagued by mockery and scouts themselves are accused of this nonsense. It's all fun and games until every boys-only society in the west is destroyed. You want to play on a mens sports team? Haa gayyyy. You want to smoke a cigar at a men's club? Haa gayyyy. You want to camp and hike with your friends? Haa gayyyy.

Every form of Mannerbund gets destroyed because dipshits like you and women that are angry that men don't want to be around them 24/7 spread rumors about buggery and child molestation. Men are not trusted around children in our culture today because we are all assumed to be child molesters until proven innocent, and it doesn't help when nosy do-gooders spread moral panic because they only know how to destroy social bonds and not how to build them up.

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Because I don't trust anyone to have the competence nor moral fortitude to give me and my in-group the life we deserve. I will always be on the side of the Founding Fathers. Ethno-nationalist, but pro freedom for my in-group, and explicitly only my in-group.

After having been educated at Charterhouse School in Surrey, Baden-Powell served in the British Army from 1876 until 1910 in India and Africa.[5] In 1899, during the Second Boer War in South Africa, Baden-Powell successfully defended the town in the Siege of Mafeking.[6] Several of his military books, written for military reconnaissance and scout training in his African years, were also read by boys. In 1907, he held a demonstration camp, the Brownsea Island Scout camp, which is now seen as the beginning of Scouting.[7] Based on his earlier books, particularly Aids to Scouting, he wrote Scouting for Boys,[8] published in 1908 by Sir Arthur Pearson, for boy readership. In 1910 Baden-Powell retired from the army and formed The Boy Scouts Association.

The first Scout Rally was held at The Crystal Palace in 1909, at which appeared a number of girls dressed in Scout uniform, who told Baden-Powell that they were the "Girl Scouts", following which, in 1910, Baden-Powell and his sister Agnes Baden-Powell formed the Girl Guides from which the Girl Guides Movement grew. In 1912 he married Olave St Clair Soames. He gave guidance to the Scouting and Girl Guiding Movements until retiring in 1937.

Evelyn Waugh was mocking "naughty boy scout masters" in Vile Bodies, written in the early 1930's.

Face it be it little league baseball, pee wee hockey or boy scouts, these sort of unnatural groupings of little boys act as a big jar of honey to a bear. Raise your own damn kids and don't enlist them in paramilitary gangs were predatory alcoholic creeps can prey on them


Well tough shit pedo, but you're going in the oven with the rest of the kikes.

Filtered. Fuck off, you low IQ monkey.

Things are worse now. Fact.

Good. Vote with your wallet, bankrupt any company that supports pedo, feminist or other kike agenda. These people only see dollar signs, if they see that the kikes are not worth supporting, they will do whatever it takes to win the customers back

Never forget their names

K, leave.

this is what they get for letting in faggots

He never said that. Go away, Spic.

Good, hope the BSA goes under before any more fags, trannies, or girls gets the chance to become an Eagle Scout

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Good. Fuck boy scouts.

destroyed with jews 1965 immigration act.

His parents obviously hated him naming him evelyn.

Sure thing Moishe. Y'know, there's a very simple solution to that. A final solution, if you will.

It happened after they were forced to accept fags and trannies


But not enough to comment on. Ah.

No it's not when they started accepting fags…it's always been like this. Dump your kids off on other adults and the pedos will worm their way in there to fuck them up the ass, totally corrupt your neglected little spawn.–and-then-prey-on-them

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Oh, someone must be progressive enough to insure them.

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My sixth grade teacher was a pedo, everyone in class knew, and he even got one of my friends pregnant. Being Catholic school he was promoted to vice-principal in a high school, where the girls were a little older and more appropriate.

There are three kinds of teachers: autists who want to pass their knowledge on to kids, middling people who are there for the benefits and the pensions, and the pedophiles. It's on the first two groups to police the third.


Maybe if fags didn't push for fag acceptance it never would have happened. You can't fucking have gays around kids, it's a recipe for disaster

Good, let it die.
t. eagle scout

The question is …. are they destroying BSA on purpose, or is this the good guys striking back after they started allowing girls in the BSA???

Why are you here?

It's the jews killing it on purpose. They've planned this for decades. They knew if they pozzed the Boy Scouts enough by letting in faggots and girls, all the families most likely to send their boys would stop doing it, effectively killing yet another wholesome, white activity/tradition.
This was all planned from the beginning; we were forced into a lose/lose situation.

The true solution is to start your own localized groups that kikes can't infiltrate. Any large organization is vulnerable to kike strategies of progressive infiltration and blackmail, a small one is not.

They never should have back down on the issue of grils in their organization. Protip:
>it's called Boy scouts for a reason