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In this Feb. 7, 2017 photo, Joe Maldonado, the first openly transgender member of the Boy Scouts, looks at his Boy Scout application with Scout leader Kyle Hackler in Maplewood, N.J. Boy Scouts of America recently changed its policy to allow transgender children to join the organization. "I am accepted," Maldonado said as he put on the uniform. (Amy Newman/The Record via AP)

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In this Feb. 7, 2017 photo, Joe Maldonado, the first openly transgender member of the Boy Scouts, shows off the uniform he received from Scout leader Kyle Hackler to wear to his first meeting in Maplewood, N.J. Boy Scouts of America recently changed its policy to allow transgender children to join the organization. "I am accepted," Maldonado said as he put on the uniform. (Amy Newman/The Record via AP)

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Boy Scouts of America will allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in scouting programs. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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Boy Scouts of America will allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in scouting programs. (AP Photo)

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Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates addresses the Boy Scouts of America's annual meeting, in Nashville, Tenn., in this May 23, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

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In this Sunday, June 28, 2015 photo, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts prepare to lead marchers while waving rainbow-colored flags at the 41st annual Pride Parade in Seattle, two days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide. On Monday, July 27, 2015, the Texas-based Boy Scouts of America ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders but will allow church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson/File)

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The Boy Scouts of America is considering replacing its long-standing ban on gays with a policy that would let troop sponsors make their own decisions. Traditional-values groups are urging the BSA's leadership not to make the change. The issue will be discussed by the BSA's executive board next week. (Department of Defense via Associated Press)

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The Boy Scouts of America is considering replacing its long-standing ban on gays with a policy that would let troop sponsors make their own decisions. Traditional-values groups are urging the BSA's leadership not to make the change. The issue will be discussed by the BSA's executive board next week. (Department of Defense via Associated Press)

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The Boy Scouts of America is considering replacing its long-standing ban on gays with a policy that would let troop sponsors make their own decisions. Traditional-values groups are urging the BSA's leadership not to make the change. The issue will be discussed by the BSA's executive board next week. (Department of Defense via Associated Press)

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The Boy Scouts of America is considering replacing its long-standing ban on gays with a policy that would let troop sponsors make their own decisions. Traditional-values groups are urging the BSA's leadership not to make the change. The issue will be discussed by the BSA's executive board next week. (Department of Defense via Associated Press)

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The Boy Scouts of America is considering replacing its long-standing ban on gays with a policy that would let troop sponsors make their own decisions. Traditional-values groups are urging the BSA's leadership not to make the change. The issue will be discussed by the BSA's executive board next week. (Department of Defense via Associated Press)

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Boy Scouts are honored with a statue in front of the National Scouting Museum in Irving, Texas. The Boy Scouts of America announced Monday that it is considering a partial retreat from its policy of excluding gays as leaders and youth members. (Associated Press)

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Boy Scouts are honored with a statue in front of the National Scouting Museum in Irving, Texas. The Boy Scouts of America announced Monday that it is considering a partial retreat from its policy of excluding gays as leaders and youth members. (Associated Press)

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Boy Scouts of America via Associated Press Michael Johnson, director of youth protection for the Boy Scouts, called Thursday’s symposium on sex abuse a “ground-breaking opportunity.”

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Boy Scouts of America via Associated Press Michael Johnson, director of youth protection for the Boy Scouts, called Thursday’s symposium on sex abuse a “ground-breaking opportunity.”

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Michael Johnson, director of youth protection for the Boy Scouts, called Thursday’s symposium on sex abuse a “ground-breaking opportunity.” (Boy Scouts of America via Associated Press)