The Boy Scouts of America is reportedly considering lifting its decades-long ban on gays.
The group, one of the nation's largest youth organization, has long banned openly gay scouts and scout leaders.
However the organization's board of directors is now considering eliminating the ban from the national organization's rules, leaving local sponsoring organizations free to decide for themselves whether to admit gay scouts.
If the national policy change is approved, it could be announced as early as next week.
In June, the boy scouts affirmed a policy of banning gay members, after a nearly two-year examination of the policy.
Scout leaders decided to re-examine the ban at the urging of local scout chapters.