As I am reading the above comments; I can not help but surmise that the real moral issue is being overlooked. We are talking about "children" and "boys" here in a sexual context. The so called morally evolving America that I see is ramming sexuality,of every kind,down the throats of our children from every angle. And with that comes the depravity that we see and hear about in the news everyday. Can't we just let them be children for a short portion of there lives? It is my understanding that the age limit for scouts is 17 or 18, and the number of participants that continue at this age is substantially lower. Are we really talking about gay tweens? I believe that as a moral society, we should be encouraging our children to study hard, and play outside a little more. There will be time for practicing one's bedroom preferences later in life.
On a side note: I was a few merit badges away from obtaining Eagle rank when I was sexually assaulted by my troop leader. I quit scouting then and there. The potential for gay scouts to become gay scout leaders; either openly or in secret; is certainly very high.
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