"If they change this great organization they'll destroy it," says Kevin Swope, Assistant Scout Master. "The Canadian Scouts changed their organization. They allowed homosexuals into the organization and they've lost two-thirds of their membership in 10 years."
However, the Mason-Dixon Council says they reviewed written comments from the audience in their previous meeting, and opinions were split 50-50.
"The scouting program has been strong for 103 years with our membership standards but there's been discussion lately of possibly changing those standards to have some flexibility," says Mark Barbernitz, Scout Executive of the Mason-Dixon Council.
Bob Hockenburi is an Assistant Scout Master and a Boy Scouts member for almost 20 years. He says, "It reflects the American society has changed and the tolerance. Personally, I am homosexual, so this is very hits very close to home for me."
While opinions were very strong from both sides, depending on the outcome both sides agree they'd leave the organization for good.
"At this point I would have to step back from the organization and let it do its own thing and remove myself," says Hockenburi.
"If this policy changes I will pull my son out of Boy Scouts," says Swope. "I will no longer serve in Boy Scouts and be a part of an organization that does not teach morality."
Many churches sponsor the Boy Scouts and say they're waiting to see how the national organization votes in May. Some believe this discussion started because big corporations pulled funding as a result of the ban.
To share your stance on the issue, you can call the Mason-Dixon Council at (301) 739-1211.