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TO: Council Volunteers, Council Parents, FOS Family Donors

FROM: Les Bentley

SUBJECT: An Important Update from the Three Rivers Council

LINK TO: General FAQ, Whiteboard video, Milestones page

Dear Scouting Community,

Today, the national organization of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to achieve two key objectives: equitably compensate victims who were harmed during their time in Scouting and continue to carry out Scouting’s mission for years to come.

 I want to highlight important points that are most relevant to the Three Rivers Council:

  • The Three Rivers Council has NOT filed for bankruptcy. Our Council is legally separate, distinct and financially independent from the national organization.
  • Scouting programs will continue. This means that unit meetings and activities, district and council events, other Scouting adventures and countless service projects will take place as usual. In short, we expect no changes to the local Scouting experience in the Three Rivers Council.
  • Scouting is safer now than ever before. Over many years, we’ve developed some of the strongest expert-informed youth protection policies found in any youth-serving organization. I can also assure you that our volunteers and employees take youth protection extremely seriously and do their part to help keep kids safe.
  • Restricted donations – past, present or future – can only be used for their designated purpose. In addition, Friends of Scouting (FOS) and other annual donations made to our Council will continue to fund necessary day-to-day expenses that are critical to local Scouting programs.

While we do not anticipate the national organization’s bankruptcy filing will have any direct impact on the local Scouting experience or your involvement with our Council, I understand you may still have questions about these issues and things you will see in the news. To that end, the national organization has established a dedicated restructuring website, www.BSArestructuring.org.

This site includes a helpful Resources page, where you will find a short video explaining what Chapter 11 means for Scouting, as well as a FAQ. The site’s Milestones page will be your best source for the latest updates throughout this process.

If you have any questions about local Scouting, you can always feel free to reach out directly to me or your usual contact within our Council.

Through your engagement and dedication to Scouting, the Three Rivers Council will continue to bring adventures, values and lifelong benefits to youth and our communities for generations to come. Thank you for your trust and support as we continue this important mission.

Leslie Bentley

Three Rivers Council, BSA

Chief Executive Officer

DISTRICTS

Sabine District covers all cities and school districts in the Mid/South Jefferson, Newton and Orange Counties.

Jeanna Gonzales, District Executive
Phone (409) 842-5240
Email jeanna.gonzales@scouting.org

Spindletop District covers all cities and school districts in the northern Jefferson, Hardin, Jasper, Western Orange, and eastern Chambers Counties.

Kevin King, District Executive
Phone (409) 842-5240 ext. 16
Email kevin.king@scouting.org

Trinity District covers all cities and school districts in the Liberty, Polk, San Jacinto, Tyler and West Chambers Counties.

Chad Srader
Phone (409) 842-5240
Email: Chad.Srader@scouting.org

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Youth grades 1–5

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Youth 11–17 years old

Venturing

Co-ed 14–20 years old

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Co-ed 14–20 years old

Exploring

Co-ed 10–20 years old