All Points: How can Robert Gates help the Boy Scouts?

Posted Tuesday, May. 27, 2014  comments  Print Reprints

Have more to add? News tip? Tell us

Robert Gates, former defense secretary for Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, former director of the CIA and former president of Texas A&M University, has been named president of the Boy Scouts of America, based in Irving. The nation’s largest youth organization has struggled with adverse reaction to its decision to admit gay scouts but not gay scout leaders, losing some of its former stature. How can Gates restore that stature and move scouting forward?

Send no more than 150 words with your name, address and telephone number to Deadline is Wednesday for publication next Monday.

Looking for comments?

We welcome your comments on this story, but please be civil. Do not use profanity, hate speech, threats, personal abuse or any device to draw undue attention. Our policy requires those wishing to post here to use their real identity.

Our commenting policy | Facebook commenting FAQ | Why Facebook?