Whether or not the Boy Scouts of America will allow gay Scouts and leaders into its organization remains uncertain.
BSA officials announced Wednesday that it needs more time to review its membership policy.
The executive board has directed its committees to further engage representatives of Scouting's membership and take in their perspectives and concerns as officers work toward a resolution on membership standards.
Last week BSA officials said they were considering changing the policy, leaving local sponsoring organizations free to decide for themselves whether to admit gay scouts.
The 1,400 voting members of the national council will take action on the resolution at the national meeting in May.