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Local Boy Scout organization not affected by national bankruptcy

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - The head of the local umbrella organization for the Boy Scouts of America says they expect no changes in the scouting experience in the wake of the national organization announcing they're filing for bankruptcy.

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Scout Executive/CEO of the Gateway Area Council Joe Carlson said Tuesday that they are separate from the national Boy Scouts of America.

In a statement to WXOW, Carlson said,

Gateway Area Council has not filed for bankruptcyMeetings 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 Gateway Area 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.

Kevin Millard

Kevin Millard-Social Media Digital Content Manager for WXOW.

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