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September 14, 2020 


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California Inland Empire Council Volunteers and Parents,


The Boy Scouts of America remains one of the most vital and revered youth organizations in our country. As such we as an organization have been involved in recent news stories relating to the Child Abuse as well as the financial status of the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America .  The California Inland Empire Councils board wants to bring leaders and parents such as yourself up to date on these evolving stories during and answer any other questions you may have about Scouting or the status of the California Inland Empire Council. We invite you to join us at our Virtual Town Hall meeting Wednesday September 16th, at 6:00 p.m.


To receive an invitation, and submit your questions for one of our subject area experts, please use the following link Town Hall Survey.


Matt Myers

Scout Executive / CEO

Boy Scouts of America

California Inland Empire Council



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Dear Scouting Family,


I am constantly impressed by the dedication of our Scouting Movement and the way we band together as an organization in challenging circumstances. Amid these great difficulties, Scouting has continued to build character, confidence, leadership, and hope in families and communities across the country, and your efforts have helped make some incredible things possible:

•             Our Scouts, volunteers and leaders have continued to serve during the pandemic like Scouts who gathered food for a local pantry

•             Scouting families banded together to form five new Scout units during this pandemic.

•             More than 950 families and Cub Scouts already enjoyed Day Camp at Your Doorstep.

Now more than ever, families are looking for what Scouting offers. When asked what they want from youth-serving organizations this fall, parents overwhelmingly said they want to give their children a sense of normalcy, as well as something to do as a group, even if socially distant, or something productive to do with peers, even if it’s online. Scouting delivers what parents are asking for. Together, we need to stand ready to bring Scouting to even more youth and families this year.

As we promote Scouting in our community, some people may have questions about our youth protection policies and how we keep kids safe. Each question is an opportunity to shed light on the important policies and procedures we’ve put in place that make Scouting safer than ever before.

It is important to emphasize that the safety of children in our programs is our absolute top priority. That’s precisely why, over many years, the BSA has developed some of the strongest expert-informed youth protection policies found in any youth-serving organization.

If you are a volunteer, you’ve taken youth protection training, undergone a criminal background check, and play an integral role in the BSA’s commitment to keep kids safe. At CA Inland Empire Council, and at all councils across America, adhering to and upholding these policies is a duty we take very seriously. I encourage you to view and share this video and infographic about the BSA’s youth protection measures and resources that make Scouting safer than ever before.


Conversations about safety will be especially relevant over the next several weeks when those in Scouting and other members of the public will likely see and hear print, TV, social media, digital and radio advertising from national BSA’s Chapter 11 noticing campaign. Although only the national organization has filed for Chapter 11, you will likely come across these ads in the coming weeks, so I wanted to make sure you knew their purpose and had the necessary information to address questions or concerns they may raise for you or others.


These noticing ads are different than those many people have seen so far that have been sponsored by plaintiffs’ attorneys trying to solicit clients. The BSA’s ads are instead designed and sponsored by national BSA to ensure that victims have the opportunity to come forward and apply for compensation from a proposed Trust by filing a claim by the November 16, 2020 deadline set by the court. This advertising effort underscores the BSA’s commitment to the dual objectives of its bankruptcy proceeding: equitably compensate victims of past abuse and continue the mission of Scouting.

If you would like additional information about the BSA’s outreach to victims of past abuse, see this FAQ. For questions about local Scouting, please contact me at

We have also created this web page as a resource for you to share with your fellow volunteers, parents or others concerning this important matter.

Thank you for all you do for our youth and the CA Inland Empire Council.


Yours in Scouting,

Matt Myers

Scout Executive & CEO

CA Inland Empire Council, BSA





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