Society New Boy Scout boss Robert Gates says scouts need a 'blunt talk' about homosexuality (+video)

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates has taken over as head of Boy Scouts of America at a time when scout enrollment is dropping and the organization faces challenges about gay rights.

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Former Defense Secretary and Eagle Scout Robert Gates took the helm of the Boy Scouts of America Saturday, and right away faced the inevitable question: What does the man who worked to allow gay soldiers in the US military think about the scouts’ ban on gay leaders?