Well the folks at the top of the BSA are still adult bigots. Kids may be gay members but not their leadership.Who best to guide a gay scout but a gay scout leader.
Let me discuss a fellow scout and classmate of mine. His father Ray held the highest honors in Scouting, the Silver Beaver and Silver Buffalo. His son was the Senior Patrol Leader of my troop which was the oldest one in Nassau County NY. Daniel Carter Beard gave our charter to Teddy Roosevelt and he presented it to Chief Howard Covey our first scoutmaster (Chief because he was Chief of Police of Kings Point NY.
Edward Slater, my senior patrol leader was an Eagle Scout with palms and in high school was the New York State wrestling champion in his weight class. After college he was a Physical Education teacher in the number one rated School System in the United States at the time - Great Neck NY. Ed Slater was also the wrestling coach of the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point.
Why do I mention my classmate. Very simply put, this great athlete, teacher and Scout was also gay. He came to an untimely end when his lover murdered him while he was asleep.
As for myself, I only earned four merit badges, one short of being a star scout. As a father, I had my only son join my troop where I became a multi-meritbadge councelor and a troop committeeman.
But when the natioal leadership became bigots I left the movement. Now we learn that after being forced to stop discriminating the yound that they still could not stop the bigotry. I will therefor continue my opposition to scouting until a gay scout can be led by a gay scout leader and the bigots at the top are removed.