Adult Leadership Standards Update

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Monday, July 27th, the National Executive Board ratified a resolution that removes the national restriction on openly gay adult leaders and employees. The resolution is effective immediately.

Chartered organizations will continue to select their adult leaders. Religious chartered organizations may continue to use religious beliefs as criteria for selecting adult leaders, including matters of sexuality.

Scouting’s members and parents may continue to select local units, chartered to organizations with similar beliefs, that best meet the needs of the families.

The youth membership policy adopted in 2013 is not affected by this resolution and remains unchanged.

The ideals and principles set forth in the Scout Oath and Scout Law remain central to Scouting.

For more information, please visit our Membership and Leadership Standards Resources page HERE