Utah's largest Boy Scout councils supported the change.
"This is a win for youth and a win for the community," said John Gailey, spokesman for the Utah National Parks Council, which covers central and southern Utah. "It gives all youth the opportunity to take advantage of the values instilled by Scouting."
The National Catholic Committee on Scouting responded cautiously, saying it would assess the possible impact of the change on Catholic-sponsored Scout units
Crary reported from New York. Associated Press writer Brady McCombs also contributed to this report from Salt Lake City.
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