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By the numbers: Boy Scouts of America

Published On: Feb 06 2013 10:47:10 AM PST   Updated On: May 24 2013 08:23:09 AM PDT

The Boy Scouts of America recently decided to allow openly gay youths to join scouting. Take a look at the numbers behind America's largest youth organization.

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The Boy Scouts announced last month that the organization would consider changing their ban on openly homosexual scouts and troop leaders. The new policy would allow local leaders to decide "consistent with each organization's mission, principles or religious beliefs" whether to open troops they sponsor to openly gay people.

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