Boy Scouts mull allowing openly gay troop leaders

A major policy change could be in the works for the Boy Scouts of America: the group is considering a resolution to allow, for the

WOODBURY - A major policy change could be in the works for the Boy Scouts of America: the group is considering a resolution to allow, for the first time ever, openly gay men and women to serve as troop leaders.However, a spokesman says there's no expectation that the ban on gay leaders will be lifted anytime soon. The policy needs to be approved by a subcommittee, then approved by the national executive board, and the policy likely wouldn't change until next year. Former Scout James Fallorino, of Westbury, says he thinks it's time for the organization to get with the times. He says he was tossed out of the Scouts when he was 15 after being falsely accused of making a sexual advance toward another boy.Fallorino says he applauds the effort by the Boy Scouts to be more inclusive and less discriminatory.

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