Current ban on gay members may be officially lifted announced by Boy Scouts of America, BSA official on Monday, the New York Times reported.
"The Boy Scouts of America have heard from scouts, corporations and millions of Americans that discriminating against gay scouts and scout leaders is wrong," said GLAAD president Herndon Graddick, an advocacy group leader for lesbian, gay and transgender people.
Although a specific date was not mentioned when this policy change will take affect, the New York Times did receive an e-mail from a BSA spokesperson stating the announcement will come after next week's national executive board meeting.
If the policy is dropped, the decisions will be left to local BSA sponsors and Gay-right activists see this potential policy change as a milestone, Fox News reported.
However, it is entirely up to the different BSA sponsors to adapt this new change of policy, Fox News reported.