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Membership Policies

During the 2015 Boy Scouts of America National Annual Meeting, National President Dr. Robert M. Gates encouraged the Scouting family to reflect in the days and months ahead on the challenges facing the BSA and potential alternatives for addressing them.

Dr. Gates’s remarks speak for themselves and the full text can be found at Scouting Newsroom.

It is important to note that no decisions were made during the National Annual Meeting. A decision is expected no later than the Boy Scouts of America’s National Executive Board meeting in October. 

The BSA remains committed to working together to deliver the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training and will continue accomplish incredible things for the young people and communities we serve.