The Boy Scouts of America is proposing to lift its ban on openly gay members while continuing a ban on gay adults serving as leaders.
The Scouts say the proposed change reflects the results of surveys sent to 1 million of the group's members.
The group has faced pressure from activists since it said it was considering a plan to give local scout units the option of admitting or excluding gays.
In a statement, the private organization said they "Do not have an agenda on the matter of sexual orientation."
The Scouts say they will submit the proposal for a vote at their National Council at the end of May.