Boy Scouts Lift Ban on Gay Adults as Scout Leaders

The Boy Scouts of America announced on Monday that it’s lifting the ban on gay adults as Scout leaders. Westwood One Correspondent Alan Scaia reports the move has been in the works for weeks. This month, the organization’s executive committee adopted a resolution that would change the policy. “This resolution will allow chartered organizations to select adult leaders without regard to sexual orientation, continuing Scouting’s longstanding policy of chartered organizations selecting their leaders,” the Boy Scouts said in a statement July 13. “This change allows Scouting’s members and parents to select local units, chartered to organizations with similar beliefs, that best meet the needs of their families. This change would also respect the right of religious chartered organizations to continue to choose adult leaders whose beliefs are consistent with their own,” it read.