Boy Scout Council loses in court

Boy Scout Council loses in court

That was the headline in the Watertown Daily Times in describing the situation between Cayuga County Council and the BSA after National pulled the Council’s charter and forced the merger with Hiawatha Seaway Council.

Merging of the Hiawatha Seaway Boy Scout Council and the Cayuga County Council hasn’t gone smoothly.

In a tussle over ownership of nearly $1 million in assets, a state Supreme Court judge has ruled that the former Cayuga Council must turn it over to the national Boy Scouts of America.

The Dec. 21 decision by Judge Ann Marie Taddeo determined that the BSA was within its rights not to renew the Cayuga Council’s charter and that once it is dissolved, all of the council’s property should revert to the BSA.

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