The Boy Scouts have put three of their New York campgrounds up on the market to assist cowl the $850 million they simply agreed to pay sex-abuse victims, a brand new report says.
The Boy Scouts of America agreed final week to shell out the whopping sum to about 60,000 victims in its ongoing chapter case, with the nationwide group contributing $250 million and the native councils masking the remaining $600 million.
Now a minimum of one council in New York has listed three campsites — one every in Rockland, Dutchess and Putnam counties — on the market to attempt to pay its portion of settlement funds, in response to a Lohud report.
“To make sure we’re finest positioned to proceed serving native youth, households and communities for years to come back, the Boy Scouts of America Better Hudson Valley Council has made the tough choice to record some camp properties on the market,” the Better Hudson Valley Council stated in a press release, in response to the outlet.
The council stated the transfer may have an effect on “a number of properties together with Camp Bullowa, Durland Scout Reservation and Camp Nooteeming.
“Now we have not finalized any gross sales and can proceed operations as deliberate in these places for the summer season 2021 season,” the assertion continued.
“We hope to retain a minimum of one in every of these properties relying in the marketplace worth wanted to fund our council’s contribution to the survivor’s compensation belief as a part of the nationwide group’s chapter course of,” the council stated.
The council beforehand stated in a June 25 e-newsletter that whereas it might’t identify a selected greenback quantity it should contribute, it was “assigned to pay a non-negotiable multimillion-dollar fee,” Lohud reported.
Council leaders “will take a look at each choice and can vote on the answer that can pay our debt and level us all towards the brightest consequence,” the e-newsletter stated.