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A statue of a Boy Scout stands in front of the National Scouting Museum, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Irving, Texas. The Boy Scouts of America announced it is considering a dramatic retreat from its controversial policy of excluding gays as leaders and youth members.
IRVING, Texas - The Boy Scouts of America’s national executive board are three days into closed meetings that are expected to include discussion of its policy excluding gay members and leaders.
Sources within the organization have indicated the discussion is centered around a proposal that would make policy decisions on membership and selection of leaders the responsibility of each local sponsoring organization.
Scout Executive G. Douglas Nelson of the Miami Valley Council Boy Scouts of America made the following statement in response to recent federal discussions:
“This is an internal national policy discussion, and no decision has been made. I can say the Miami Valley Council agrees to support the decision made by the volunteer national executive board.”