The organization has long restricted having gay members or leaders, but now that could change.
In a statement, it said it's working to determine the best interest of the organization and the young people it serves.
Locally, some people said lifting the ban is the right thing to do.
Marcus Greiner said, "You know what I think, homosexuality is becoming more and more accepted and more the norm and that's fine and so if the boy scouts don't accept it I think that's wrong, they should accept it."
Leslie Keyes said, "I think it's great. I don't think there should be any discrimination whether it be for anything at all."
Tonya Lempesis said, "I think there a private organization and they should be allowed to do what they'd like to be able to do."
The organization said the discussion will continue at next week's national board meeting.