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  1. Above was from https://casedocs.omniagentsolutions.com/cmsvol2/pub_47373/855387_1519.pdf 10/29/2020 Certification of Debtor's Counsel regarding 1519 which was edited - shorter periods. https://casedocs.omniagentsolutions.com/cmsvol2/pub_47373/858888_1603.pdf 10/30/2020 Order signed by Judge Silverstein: The exclusive period for the Debtors to file a chapter 11 plan (the “Exclusive Filing Period”) is hereby extended by approximately 155 days, to and including March 19, 2021. The period during which the Debtors have the exclusive right to solicit acceptances thereof (the “Exclusive Solicitation Period” and, together with the Exclusive Filing Period, the “Exclusive Periods”) is hereby extended by approximately 154 days, to and including May 18, 2021. https://casedocs.omniagentsolutions.com/cmsvol2/pub_47373/859124_1606.pdf
  2. Similar notice from Presbytery of Baltimore https://baltimorepresbytery.org/boy-scout-bankruptcy-protection/
  3. UM (United Methodist Church) News 10/29/2020: Churches urged to file legal document in Boy Scouts lawsuit The General Council on Finance and Administration sent notice Oct. 21 to conference chancellors, treasurers and bishops, urging them to organize any local churches that have chartered Scout programs, even if the programs aren’t currently active, to file a “proof of claim” by 5 p.m. U.S. Eastern time on Nov. 16. Currently, more than 3,000 United Methodist churches charter more than 9,000 Scouting units serving over 300,000 youth, according to United Methodist Men, which oversees the denomination’s Scouting ministries. Though conferences are organizing the process, they cannot file on churches’ behalf. Churches should reach out to their conference office if they’ve not yet been notified. ... When a local church signs a charter agreement to sponsor a Scout program, the church is effectively responsible for conducting the program in its entirety, including the selection and screening of adult volunteers. That agreement could create liability in a sexual abuse claim. The Boy Scouts’ bankruptcy could not only eliminate its debts, but also potentially extinguish liabilities related to future claims. Though indemnification clauses in the charter agreements historically protected churches from liability, bankruptcy could leave those charters vulnerable. The original plan submitted to the bankruptcy court by the Boy Scouts includes protection for charter organizations. The judge sent the proposed plan to third-party arbitrators, who may decide against accepting the entire proposal, making any charter organization a possible target for litigation. The Council on Finance and Administration’s recommendation to file a proof of claim is a preventative measure that could ensure churches have continued access to the insurance coverage the Boy Scouts provides. “We’re protected now but the fear is the arbitrators might decide to separate the charters and go after churches as well,” said Gilbert C. Hanke, top executive of the Commission on United Methodist Men ... Churches are being cautioned not to simply suspend their Scouting programs, thinking doing so will protect them from liability. Since the deadline for filing abuse claims against the Boy Scouts is also Nov. 16, ending a scouting charter would not absolve a church of any claims made prior to that date. “It may not matter if you think your church has nothing to do with a BSA unit other than allowing them to use space for meetings. … If your church had been a Charter Organization going back over 50 years ago, your local church may still be fully responsible for damages arising out of a sexual molestation that far back,” Greater New Jersey Conference chancellor Sandy Brown explained in a statement to local churches. More details at source: https://www.umnews.org/en/news/churches-urged-to-file-legal-document-in-boy-scouts-lawsuit
  4. On Wed. night, the GSUSA posted on Twitter and Facebook “Congratulations Amy Coney Barrett on becoming the 5th woman appointed to the Supreme Court since its inception in 1789.” Their post included photos of all five female Supreme Court Justices with a Girl Scout green background. Their post quickly set off a fury of online criticism such that the GSUSA deleted the post and apologized: “Earlier today, we shared a post highlighting the five women who have been appointed to the Supreme Court. It was quickly viewed as a political and partisan statement which was not our intent and we have removed the post.” The tweet also read, “Girl Scouts of the USA is a nonpolitical, nonpartisan organization. We are neither red nor blue, but Girl Scout GREEN. We are here to lift up girls and women.” https://www.newsweek.com/girl-scouts-post-tweet-congratulating-amy-coney-barrett-then-delete-it-after-criticism-1543079 Buffalo Chip cookies coming soon?
  5. Judge Silverstein signed order authorizing the Tort Claimants Committee (TCC) to employ and retain real estate advisor Keen Summit Capital Patrners 2.The Tort Claimants’ Committee is hereby authorized to retain and employ Keen as its real estate advisor, pursuant to sections 328(a) and 1103(a) of the Bankruptcy Code, Bankruptcy Rule 2014, and Local Rule 2014-1, effective as of October 9, 2020 for the purpose of evaluating the eleven properties listed on Schedule A of Keen’s engagement letter. If the Tort Claimants’ Committee determines to retain Keen to provide any additional services, Keen shall file an amendment to the Application that will be subject to notice and opportunity for hearing, and nothing in this Order and the record relating to the Court’s consideration of the Application https://casedocs.omniagentsolutions.com/cmsvol2/pub_47373/858520_1589.pdf The eleven properties Page 28 of 96, Keen's engagement letter https://casedocs.omniagentsolutions.com/cmsvol2/pub_47373/854608_1477.pdf
  6. Leadership Development is a method of scouting. Here is an opportunity for SM and ASM's to develop leadership skills in their SPL and ASPL and set expectations*. Breaking down a problem and competition between groups to solve a problem could help ...hmm Patrol Method. Boy Scouts emphasize "Zoom free" activities during pandemic http://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue1418/print/Boy-Scouts-emphasize-Zoom-free-activities-during-pandemic.html * If there is not a safe, well-planned, and executed outdoor activity in next 30 days, the troop will need a new SPL, ASPL. Scouting is not about cursing the darkness, it is about lighting the candle...leadership is about where you light the candle under. My 0.02,
  7. Moderator note. Some of those executive claim links have not redacted home addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses, so I hid post. @CynicalScouter if you want to re-post just those redacted claim links e.g. Mosby and Surbaugh that should be fine. Thanks, RS @MattR @John-in-KC
  8. Update 10/27/2020: Stating what we moderators thought was known - one scouter.com membership per person. We members of scouter.com, guided by the Scout Oath and Law, generally enjoy an informative, robust , diverse discussion of scout topics. But perhaps because of the times, technology, or personalities some specific policies need to be explicitly stated. Failure to follow the Scout Oath and Law, will result in a warning, post moderation, or suspension. Posted videos, images, and links must pertain to the original post and respectfully move the discussion forward. Failure to do so may result in deletion or editing of the post, and in egregious or repeated instances, may result in a warning to the member. Members are expected to read and acknowledge moderator messages. If moderator messages are unread after 72 hours, the member's account will be locked until they [the member] acknowledges receipt and understanding. Repeat violations will result in account suspension. An Original Poster (OP) can state in that first post "Only on-topic responses, please." Off-topic responses will then be moved or deleted by moderators. Members are reminded that topics are discussions to inform, reflect and not arguments to be won. When a discussion deteriorates into a stagnant endurance contest, a moderator may interject that both sides "Agree to Disagree" and instruct that discussion move on or the moderator may lock the topic pending review. Members can "report" a topic or response which does not follow the Scout Oath and Law, by using the "Report Post" feature in the upper right corner of the response. Posts which advertise products, services, or fund solicitations will be deleted and the member asked to pm Terry-Scouter regarding paid advertising. If a member of scouter.com would like to post content from unnamed sources, it may be acceptable as long as they understand that they are on their honor as a scout they are presenting factual information to the best of their knowledge they do NOT include personal or private identifiers (names, identifying photos, titles, addresses, council name, etc.) One account per member. Additional accounts will be disabled and that member will be subject to moderator action. A scout is Trustworthy. Members can report concerns about moderators by PMing SCOUTER-Terry. These policies are in addition to the existing Terms of Service below: https://www.scouter.com/legal/tos
  9. Scout Myers, 12, has been participating in the walk since he was 4, becoming the star fundraiser of the Littleton (CO) chapter — now called the Foothills CROP Walk. This year, he brought along some friends: his fellow Boy Scouts of Troop 36, who trudged five miles up Waterton Canyon on Oct. 24 to recognize struggles faced by people far less fortunate — with several of the boys carrying gallon water jugs to symbolize how far people in the developing world must walk for clean water. “So many people in the world face hardships and hunger, and it's easy for people who have food to forget,” Myers said. “I'm just trying to do what I can for them.” ... The CROP walk, which stands for Community Response to Overcome Poverty, dates to 1947, when it started as an effort to send seeds and farming supplies to war-ravaged Europe. Managed by the Church World Service, the annual walk-a-thon raises money for local, national and international food relief efforts. https://highlandsranchherald.net/stories/boy-scouts-take-strides-for-those-less-fortunate,315727 https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=7685 Well done Scouts.
  10. If you are referring to Kenneth Feinberg, he applied to the Court to be a mediator (see link below for his application). He was not selected. Judge Silverstein decided on a three person mediation panel which includes Paul Finn and Tim Gallagher who were forwarded by the BSA. For the third position, Judge Silverstein did not appoint BSA's third candidate choice rather former bankruptcy judge Kevin Carey. https://casedocs.omniagentsolutions.com/cmsvol2/pub_47373/823120_773.pdf
  11. Given the economy, covid, and individual issues, there is the possibility a majority of claimants may instruct their attorneys they need money now leading to a quicker, smaller settlement. I have found some settlement loan companies specifically advertising to claimants in this Chapter 11. I won't post their links. Some advice from nolo.com https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/pros-cons-lawsuit-loans.html Even if you need cash, a lawsuit loan might not be a good choice for you. Below are some of the main cons to taking out a lawsuit cash advance. It is not unusual for personal injury cases to take months or even years to settle or come to trial. The interest rates on a typical lawsuit loan can run between 27% and 60% a year, comparable to some payday loans. On a $25,000 loan, the interest can cost you $12,500 or more in just one year. Because the interest is usually compounded monthly, if the case takes two years to settle, you'll pay back a whopping $32,000 in addition to the $25,000 you borrowed.
  12. Agreed. The BSA has filed a motion "extending the Debtors’ exclusive periods to (a) file a chapter 11 plan (the “Exclusive Filing Period”) by 180 days, to and including April 13, 2021, and (b) solicit votes thereon (the “Exclusive Solicitation Period” and, together with the Exclusive Filing Period, the “Exclusive Periods”) by 180 days, to and including June 14, 2021, without prejudice to the Debtors’ rights to seek further extensions of the Exclusive Periods". And nearly two years after filing Chapter 11, USA Gymnastics, its claimants (517), and insurers (11 or 12) have not settled. IMO the BSA Chapter 11 filed Feb, 2020 is more complex, so..
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