Another buyer wants Boy Scouts HQ
A local philanthropist has waded into the controversy surrounding the city’s proposed settlement deal with the regional Boy Scouts, making a $1.5 million offer to buy the Scouts’ headquarters.
Real-estate investor Mel Heifetz is offering more than the city would get from the Scouts. Under the city’s settlement deal – which follows a legal dispute based on the national organization’s ban on gay Boy Scouts – the Scouts would pay $500,000 for the Logan Square building and then drop a claim for up to $960,000 in legal fees.
- $1.5M offer made for disputed Philly Boy Scouts HQ (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Under deal, Phila. can’t accept rival offer for Boy Scouts building (philly.com)
- Standing Up To the Boy Scouts’ Homophobia in Philadelphia (gayrights.change.org)