Visitor blames Boy Scouts camp for injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 24, 2016

LOGAN — A Kentucky man is suing the Boy Scouts, alleging the defendant's negligence led to the plaintiff suffering injuries in a fall off a bridge.

Donald G. Varney of Boyd County, Kentucky, filed a lawsuit Sept. 29 in Logan Circuit Court against Buckskin Council Boy Scouts of America Inc., alleging breach of duty to provide safety to those lawfully on the property.

According to the complaint, on Oct. 3, 2014, Varney was lawfully on Boy Scouts property at Camp Chief Logan in Chapmanville and was proceeding across a log foot bridge. The suit says Varney slipped and fell into a ditch below. 

The lawsuit states the fall caused Varney to sustain physical and mental pain, suffering, plus travel and medical care expenses. The plaintiff alleges the defendant failed to provide warning signs on such a dangerous and defective condition, negligently maintained the foot bridge without hand rails and failed to provide insurance coverage.

Varney seeks trial by jury, damages as high as $74,999, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney fees and court costs, plus any other relief. He is represented by attorney Kenneth P. Hicks of Huntington.

Logan Circuit Court Case number 16-c-218

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