ALBANY – As part of a settlement for survivors of sexual abuse, the Twin Rivers Council of the Boys Scouts of America will pay $ 2.53 million into a survivor trust, a move that will require council to tap into his savings and to sell assets, including a 1,000-acre Wakpominee “small plot” at Fort Ann.
In an email sent to council supporters Thursday afternoon, officials did not specify how much of the year-round camp they plan to sell, but said it was needed as part of the reorganization. the Chapter 11 bankruptcy that the century-old organization is going through. after being inundated with sexual abuse lawsuits. In New York City alone, the Times Union has found more than 75 cases, including five in Albany County, which have named the Boy Scouts as accused.