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Scouting charts new path

Boy scout and leader during the National Scout Jamboree.

The United Methodist Church and the Boy Scouts of America will continue their longstanding relationship but with significant changes following two years of challenges that included the pandemic and the… Continue Reading Scouting charts new path

MI Conf to raise dollars for BSA Survivor Trust Fund

Survivor Trust Fund will be $3 billion

The $3 billion Survivor Trust Fund will be used to compensate persons alleged to have experienced abuse while in Scouting. The United Methodist Church’s contribution is $30 million.

New day for United Methodist Men

New leader of United Methodist Men

Greg Arnold, new leader of United Methodist Men, states “a mission to equip every connected man and youth to become effective disciples.”

WARNING to BSA charter churches

High Risk Warning

This communication contains important instructions regarding the Boy Scouts of America Bankruptcy. It is critical that leaders of churches with BSA charters read this entire article.

Bishop says do not act on BSA package

BSA Package

The Boy Scouts of America is mailing a Disclosure Statement Package to churches sponsoring troops. Bishop Bard advises churches not to respond at this time. 

Bishop’s new advice on Scout charters

Scout assembly

Bishop Bard recommends that churches to pause rechartering of Scout troops through March of 2022; continue with the present charter or facilities use agreement.

Action needed with BSA charters

Boy Scout uniform

“We simply cannot continue the relationship with the BSA as it has existed in the past,” say Bishop David Bard and Chancellor Andrew Vorbrich. Here are their recommendations.

File claim now in Boy Scouts lawsuit

Scout assembly

All churches that have chartered programs with Scouts, even if the programs aren’t currently active, are urged to file a “proof of claim” by 5 p.m. U.S. Eastern time on… Continue Reading File claim now in Boy Scouts lawsuit

Bishop details BSA claim process

Bishop says file BSA claim by Nov. 16, 2020

Bishop David Bard provides detailed instructions for local churches to file a claim against the Boy Scouts of America. This must be done before November 16, 2020.

Alert to churches with BSA charters

BSA uniform. Package coming from BSA

If your congregation has ever had a charter with the BSA — troop, pack, or crew — please read this important alert from Bishop David Bard. The deadline for action… Continue Reading Alert to churches with BSA charters

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