Boy Scouts Delay Decision On Allowing Gay Scouts and Leaders
The Seneca Waterways Council Boy Scouts of America issued a statement to respond to the delay.
"It is clear that no single policy will accommodate all viewpoints within the Scouting family on the issue. Nor should Scouting be the place to resolve divergent viewpoints in society.
We are confident that the BSA leadership will come to a compromise that works for all of our partnering organizations.”
The Boy Scouts of America delayed a decision Wednesday on whether to end a ban on openly gay members. This comes as The National Executive Board wraps up three days of meetings.
Under the proposed new changes, the religious and civic groups that charter each local troop would choose for themselves whether to allow gay leaders and members.
The organization has been under pressure to end the ban amid dwindling donations and membership numbers.
Even if the Boy Scouts of America decides to lift the ban, individual troops will still have the power to uphold the ban.
The Boy Scouts said Wednesday the organization will take action on the resolution at its national meeting in May.