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Why propose a youth-only resoluon and not change the adult policy?
The review conrmed that this issue remains among the most complex and challenging issues facingthe BSA and society today. Even with the wide range of input, it was extremely dicult to accuratelyquanfy the potenal impact of maintaining or changing the current policy. While perspecves andopinions vary signicantly, parents, adults in the Scoung community, and teens alike tend to agreethat youth should not be denied the benets of Scoung.
What will you do when a youth member becomes an adult?
When members are no longer a youth parcipant, they must meet the requirements of our adultstandards.
How do you dene behavior?
Scoung is a youth program, and any sexual conduct, whether homosexual or heterosexual, by youth of Scoung age is contrary to the virtues of Scoung.
What do you say to those who allege you stacked the quesons to engineer a result?
Throughout this process, Scoung embarked on the most comprehensive listening exercise in itshistory, gathering perspecves from inside and outside of the Scoung family.
Over the course of nearly three months, more than 200,000 BSA members and leaders parcipated
A naonal survey captured the percepons of 800 parents of boys.
More than 1,000 teenagers (ages 16–18) parcipated in a naonal survey.
Approximately 270 local councils provided input.
More than 100 religious and community organizaons parcipated.
More than 50,000 BSA alumni and donors parcipated.The survey was developed by the third-party research provider North Star Opinion Research, with inputfrom volunteers and professionals represenng diverse viewpoints.
What are the next steps regarding the resoluon?
This resoluon and informaon will be shared with the vong members of the Naonal Councillater this month, beginning the educaon phase of the project. This will lead to the decision phase,culminang with the vong members of the Naonal Council taking acon on the resoluon at theNaonal Annual Meeng in May.