The ban has caused numerous heated debates and now, The Boy Scouts' national board is thinking of lifting the ban.
"The actual mission of scouting is to help young people make ethical decisions in their lifetime by instilling in them values and character development that scouting does through the scout law," says Mark Barbernitz, Scout Executive Director.
They hold strongly onto the policy that doesn't allow homosexual leadership.
"The boys meet in den meetings, camp outings, they go on trip meetings, sexuality isn't a topic. It just doesn't come up," adds Barbernitz.
One thing that does keep coming up is the decision to eliminate the gay ban.
The Boy Scouts of American is expected to vote this week on whether or not to end the national ban. It's something the organization has only reinforced since August.
Barbernitz says the ban reflects our modern society.
"Obviously, there are pressure
groups and the world is changing. Both presidential candidates mentioned equal
rights and president of the
The national board will either be eliminating the ban or changing the policy altogether.
Barbernitz adds, "The change in the policy is simply allowing unit charter partners to make the leadership. They've always had that option, that each unit charter partner has the ability to select and approve their leadership."
If the policy is changed, it will be
up to each organization to accept that individual or not but for now, the local
The Boy Scouts of America will be voting on this heated issue Wednesday and a final decision will be determined.