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

05/25/2014 12:00 AM

05/23/2014 6:49 PM

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?

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