If your congregation is currently a unit sponsor of a Cub Pack, Scout Troop, Venture Crew, or other local unit of the Boy Scouts of America, or has been at any time in the past, you should be aware of the ongoing bankruptcy court proceedings of the BSA national organization. You should have also recently gotten a ballot to indicate your wishes as the bankruptcy process continues.
Mr. Tom Cunniff, the General Counsel for the ELCA churchwide organization, has provided information to help guide your decisions. Please review it and take action that is in the best interests of your congregation. Note that a response needs to be back to the court by December 28, 2021 at 4:00pm Eastern Time.
- Click here to view and download the ELCA Document: Summary of Select Information about the Boy Scouts of America Bankruptcy Case (Updated Dec. 6, 2021)
This document can also be accessed through our Legal Resource page here: https://elca.org/Resources/Legal#Sexual
Please note that this is not legal advice and that, due to the nature of our polity, we cannot dictate what congregations do.
+Pastor Stephen Cook
Synod Minister for Equipping Congregations.