The Boy Scouts of America are considering a new policy that would allow gays to participate in the troops reported the Wall Street Journal. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324329204578270052845910158.html The change in policy is planned to be discussed next week.
Up until now, same-sex relations went against scout oath saying that "scouts must be morally straight." Coservative troop groups believe this new policy undermines the "moral integrity" of the organization said the Wall Street Journal.
Washington Post reported that membership to the Boy Scouts is declinging and major foundations are withholding donatations due to the anti-gay policy. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/she-the-people/wp/2013/01/29/boy-scouts-may-reverse-national-ban-against-gays-as-members-leaders/
The organizations leaders say they may lift the ban but ultimately it will be left up to the local groups whether they let gays participate or not.