POSTED: Friday, May 24, 2013 - 11:53am
UPDATED: Friday, May 24, 2013 - 1:23pm
CNN — The Boy Scouts of America voted Thursday to allow openly gay youth to become Boy Scouts.
More than 60 percent of the group's national council voted "yes" to approve the change.
Matthew Caszatt, a gay Eagle Scout, believes that those who are against it are misinformed.
"Moms are afraid, oh my son might be in a tent with a gay kid, it's like, the kid was going to be gay regardless and he might actually tell you now," said Caszatt.
The Boy Scouts will keep its ban on gay adult leaders.
The new policy goes into effect January 1, 2014.