Boy Scouts consider removing ban on gay scouts

The Boy Scouts of America is reportedly considering lifting its decades long ban on gays.

The group has long banned openly gay Scouts and Scout leaders. Now, the Boy Scouts board of directors is considering removing the ban from the national organization's rules.

That would leave the decision of whether to admit gay Scouts up to the sponsoring organizations of local troops. If the National policy change is approved, it could be officially announced as early as next week.