City, Boy Scouts reach deal over building
As a part of a lawsuit settlement, Boy Scouts' Cradle of Liberty chapter will move out of the building it has occupied since 1928.
The city will pay $825,000 to the Scouts for construction and improvements they have made to the building.
In its suit five years ago, the administratino argued that the Scouts were violating the city's anti-discrimination policies by operating on city property and refusing membership to homosexuals.
From the city's press release:
"COLBSA professional staff will vacate the building at 22nd and Winter Streets by June 30, the COLBSA retail store will vacate the building at 22nd and Winter Streets by October 31st. The City of Philadelphia will in turn reimburse the COLBSA $825,000 for capital improvements it has made to the property over the years.
"The Cradle of Liberty Council serves more than 17,000 youth in Philadelphia, Montgomery and Delaware Counties."