Philly, Boy Scouts resolve property litigation

    At long last, a resolution.

    The City of Philadelphia announced today an agreement with Cradle of Liberty Council, Boy Scouts of America about the long fought-over city property at 22nd and Winter streets that the scouts have been occupying.The battle’s been going since 2008, when the city tried to apply its anti-discrimination policy to have the Boy Scouts evicted from the building because the organization does not allow openly gay members.

    “COLBSA professional staff will vacate the building at 22nd and Winter Streets by June 30,” the city’s statement reads, and “the COLBSA retail store will vacate the building at 22nd and Winter Streets by October 31st.”

    The city will reimburse COLBSA for $825,000 in capital improvements at the property.

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