This makes a real interesting philosophy to scouting in general, as to what avenues parents would choose as good and wholesome paths to take when their children become shool ages, K-12. Most have a family path within their given religions along with other activities. Many pick a path of Little League starting with T-ball. Many pick soccer leagues. Some pick scouting which starts in 1st grade with cub scouts. Parents want to guide their children in a way that they can get them all the way through grade 12, and on to College or higher education when they have become young adults.
It is a strategic path with many pitfalls and perils, many of which a parent can guide them over, and around, and many a child has to tackle on his/her own. They will all have the pier pressure of many many things, and have to be the master of their own ships, so the parents give them that toolbox of doing this. Part of that toolbox may be filled with the teaching of your churches and religions, a spiritual sense of right and wrong, moral or immoral. Schools teach some of this, in how to share, and get along, treat others, as to most sports programs. Schools now are forcing parents to have to have their children hear mixed messages, which many parents do not condone for their child. Scouting may be another one of those avenues parents select to start with, sometimes it jives with your child and sometimes it isn't the right thing so you switch gears. John loved cub scouts, but the boy scout group just wasn't for him, which was mostly a reflection on the leaders and group, and what they did, just was not fun like we made our cub scout den.
This issue has a bit of a double edge sword to it. On one hand the scout oath and scout law, requires a scout to be kind of everyone, and never discriminate, so one has to also include anyone who is thinking they are gay. A scout is suppose to respect all people in his oath and scout law. Not allowing a child who thinks they are gay is openly discriminating, and goes against their own scout laws. The other part of that scouts oath and law is to not give in to temptations, an to always be morally straight. Meaning, a scout would not break the law, give in to temptations of drugs, and other temptations of a 10-18 year old, including sexual promiscuity.
The paradox if you call it that is a completely straight boy scout is expected to remain sexually inactive, you also expect the completely gay boy scout to do the same thing, in order to fulfill his oath and scout law. It is a little like saying openly adulteress boys, having active sex with their girlfriends are allowed to be scouts. The concept totally violates the scout laws and oath, and neither is appropriate. How you can allow either and profess the scout oath, is not realistic, and what the 2 words in the Oath should mean, when You declare you will be "morally straight". Allowing active adultery in either a gay scout or straight scout, is not a part of scouting.