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The Council Scout Executive 

Dear Scouters and Scouting Friends,
Many of you may have seen an article that was published in the Wall Street Journal yesterday speculating that the BSA may be filing for bankruptcy.  We have received several calls and inquiries from concerned friends wondering what the validity of this story is.  Beyond my brief explanation here and this short message, if you want more information or have specific questions to ask you may do so by sending a message to
As Scout Executive I was invited to participate in a conference call with the Chief Scout Executive and his advisors this morning.  The BSA is not going bankrupt.  In the diligent exercise of good governance from the national executive board there are times when professional opinions and strategic guidance are sought for the board to make critical decisions regarding the well-being of the organization.  These things are easily misinterpreted and are often misrepresented by people that hear about them.  The national executive board has made no decisions about such matters and there are none pending.  The future of the BSA is not in jeopardy.
From a local standpoint, the Voyageurs Area Council is prepared to continue its service to all of our chartered partners and Scout units.  Our council is an independent corporation and all of our assets are our own.  They are locally owned.  All donations that are made to the VAC stay local and are administered locally, including all donations that have been made to our properties or our endowment.
As it has been for 108 years, it continues to be an exciting time to be a scout.  We are ready to enthusiastically step into 2019 and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Voyageurs Area Council.  We invite all who are interested in Scouting to take the journey with us.
Happy Holidays to all!
Michael Jenkins
Scout Executive/CEO, Voyageurs Area Council

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