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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Pee Dee Scouting will continue its mission

on Tuesday, 25 February 2020. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Pee Dee Scouting will continue its mission

To the editor,

Last week 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 Pee Dee Area Council:

• The Pee Dee Area 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.

• Scouting is safer now than ever before.

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,

If you have any questions about local Scouting, you can always feel free to reach out directly to me (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or your usual contact within our council.

Through your engagement and dedication to Scouting, the Pee Dee Area 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.

Michael Hesbach


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