The Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection in 2020 after more than 80,000 men made claims that they were sexually abused while they were Boy Scouts.
A court allowed the BSA to keep operating while it reached a $2.4 billion settlement deal that will include payment to most who claimed abuse.
The group emerged from bankruptcy in April.
“This is a significant milestone for the BSA as we emerge from a three-year financial restructuring process with a global resolution approved with overwhelming support of more than 85% of the survivors involved in the case,” said then-CEO Roger Mosby. “Our hope is that our Plan of Reorganization will bring some measure of peace to survivors of past abuse in Scouting, whose bravery, patience, and willingness to share their experiences has moved us beyond words.”
Now, about six months after coming out of Chapter 11, the Boy Scouts of America has a new leader.
What’s next for the BSA?
The sexual abuse scandal pushed the Boy Scouts to the brink. It was marked by past Eagle Scouts mailing the organization their hard-won honors and renouncing the group.
The BSA has now made youth safety a core tenet.
“The perspective and priorities of survivors will be forever ingrained in the BSA’s programming moving forward through new youth safety measures, places of recognition at its High Adventure bases across the United States, and a special pathway to Eagle Scout for those whose journey was interrupted during their time in Scouting,” the group shared on its website.
Now, the BSA has a new CEO to lead it forward, former Leidos CEO Roger Krone.
During his time at Leidos, the Fortune 250 government technology company nearly tripled its revenue while doubling its workforce.
An Eagle Scout, Krone spent his summers at Scout camp and Philmont Scout Ranch.
“As a lifelong Scout, the opportunity to lead the Scouting movement represents the perfect capstone to a long and fruitful career and a chance to give back,” Krone said. “The program was a big part of my life and the lives of my children. I want to make sure every child has an opportunity to have that same amazing experience.”