LITTLE ROCK, AR -- One Little Rock man and former Boy Scout will be closely watching the organizations decision, regarding openly gay members. Wednesday, the group decided to wait until May to make a decision.
At age 10, David Connelly became a Boy Scout, learning about survival and traveling to the nation's capitol.
"It was just a great experience," said Connelly.
Now at age 26, Connelly still remembers what he learned as a young scout. But once a boy and now a man, Connelly's life has changed.
He openly admitted being gay to his family in April 2012.
"I came out to my family and friends. It all happened very fast. I was married and now I'm not married," said Connelly.
He still holds on to his badges. But that's as close as he can get to the 103-year-old organization.
"You can't be a scout leader and openly gay. Even though I would like to get more involved as a scout leader, I couldn't be," said Connelly.
The former scout wishes the group's leadership would make a faster decision, whether to allow gay members. But just like the rest of the country, Connelly will look forward to what is decided.