An Important Update from the National Boy Scouts of America
Scouting is strong in Bay-Lakes Council, with more than 18,000 youth and nearly 5,000 volunteer leaders served in 2019. All local Scouting programs are continuing as usual. We remain as committed as ever to delivering a safe and impactful Scouting program in Eastern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Bay-Lakes Council has not filed for bankruptcy. Meetings and activities, district and council events, other Scouting adventures and countless service projects are taking place as usual. In short, there should be no change to the local Scouting experience.
The national organization of the Boy Scouts of America is the only entity involved in the Chapter 11 filing. The Bay-Lakes Council – which provides programming, financial, facility and administrative support to local units and individual Scouts in our area – is separate and distinct from the national organization. Our camps, properties and all local contributions are controlled by our council.
The national organization’s press release can be viewed here. Should you have any additional questions about today’s news, please reach out to PR@Scouting.org.