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November 5, 2014

West Virginia Passes “Boy Scout” Amendment

Nonprofit Quarterly – As NPQ covered last month, one of the unusual votes on election day was for an amendment to the constitution of West Virginia to allow the Boy Scouts of America to retain its state tax-exempt status while it rents out the facilities it owns at the 10,600 acre Bechtel National Scout Reserve in Fayette County in order to generate “money for its operations.” Up until this point, the site was only used for scouting events and a Boy Scout Jamboree, but the passing of the West Virginia Nonprofit Youth Organization Tax Exemption Amendment will open the door for the BSA to rent out the site for concerts and sporting events. Had the voters not passed it, according to the AP, the Boy Scouts would have been hit with a $5 million property tax bill. Read

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