Nearly 25,000 young people from the region participate in Scouting in the Lewis & Clark Council, which means there isn’t exactly a consensus on what the decision to allow gay adult leaders means, according to Council CEO Alicia M. Lifrak. “We are from a very diverse population, and so the opinions are equally diverse,” Lifrak said.

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