Scouting offers great benefits, both practical and psychological. I was a Scout, so I know that life. And the Scouts have taken a great leap forward by deciding to admit boys acknowledged to be gay. I am not, but sympathize with them, as I do with an persecuted minority to which I don't belong. But if they are not allowed to serve the new generation of Scouts once they reach manhood, it would seem a great fund of potential benefits is wasted.