Proposed change in adult membership policy
Monday evening July 13, the Boy Scouts of America announced a forthcoming change to the adult membership policy. This change has been approved by the national leadership, and is expected to be ratified by the national executive board on July 27.
This new policy will remove the organization's ban on homosexual leaders, and instead allow each chartering organization to set its own membership standards for adults. The announcement by the BSA, frequently asked questions, and other information may be found HERE.
Because this change empowers chartered organizations to set the adult membership standards for their units, it is a completely local decision how and if this change affects your unit. The council will be wholly supportive of every unit's decision in this matter, as will the BSA national organization.
As always, we must keep our focus on the boys and delivering a quality program.
God bless the Boy Scouts of America.