Gov. Scott Walker, who launched his presidential campaign this week, supports the ban on gay troop leaders in the Boy Scouts of America, according to a statement to IJR on Tuesday:
"I was an Eagle Scout, my kids have been involved, Tonette (Walker) was a den mother.
"I have had a lifelong commitment to the Scouts and support the previous membership policy because it protected children and advanced Scout values."
Last week, BSA's executive committee voted to end its ban. The matter now awaits the ratification or rejection of the organization's executive board, which meets next on July 27.