The Boy Scouts do not "ban gays" from the organization. They simply do not want to have their organization used as a platform to promote gay/lesbian agendas. As long as boys and leaders keep their sex lives to themselves (which is nobody else's business anyway) they should be able to participate in all scouting programs. In the famous Supreme Court decision, briefs and Court papers showed that James Dale was an honored Scout who often spoke at jamborees. Nobody in the scouting organization questioned him about his sexual orientation. Only after Dale became a public advocate for gay/lesbian agendas that were in violation of the Scout Oath was he removed from his leadership position. Dale was removed for what he did, not who he was.