Regional Boy Scouts Say Local Programs Continue Despite Bankruptcy filing by National Organization

Written by on February 19, 2020

Regional Boy Scouts say local programs continue despite bankruptcy filing by national organization

By Chloe Nouvelle

February 19, 2020

Photo | Chloe Nouvelle / WLVR

The Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection in the first step toward dealing with a barrage of sexual abuse lawsuits yesterday. 

But that’s not expected to impact local scouting activities in the Lehigh Valley.

The Minsi Trails Council, which is the scout’s local chapter covering Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Monroe, and Luzerne counties in Pennsylvania and warren county in New Jersey is independently operated. So the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy is not the Minsi Trails bankruptcy.

“Minsi Trails Council has not filed for, and is not in bankruptcy,” says Rick Christ, CEO of the Minsi Trails Council said in a statement.

Christ also said Minsi Trails meetings, activities and adventures will continue.

In a message addressed to the Scouts and Friends of Minsi Trails Council, the council made clear it is run by local community members. It also said that programs and services are delivered by more than 3,000 volunteers from the area.

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