Dale Musgrave, scouting executive for the Allohak Council, which serves 17 counties in West Virginia and Ohio, said that most of the more than 200 Boy Scout councils across the country abide by the same bylaws outlined at the national level.
Musgrave added that the organization's continued exclusion of gay adult leaders is still firmly part of its policies.
"The Scouting policy is pretty clear that youth members will not be denied membership on the basis of their sexual orientation," Musgrave said. "Adult leaders can still be excluded. It seems pretty clear to me by the policy."
For now, Purdy said he could not speculate on whether the ban on gay adults will remain in place for long.
But despite continued controversy over the ban on gay adults, Purdy emphasized that the Boy Scouts now hope to move forward following last week's decision.
"We're just looking forward to continuing the good work of Scouting," Purdy said.
In fact, Purdy's region has enjoyed four years of uninterrupted growth. Now, the Buckskin Council has begun to focus on continuing to expand the base of young people who belong to the Scouts, Purdy said.
Musgrave echoed Purdy.
Although he remains unsure about how the decision will impact regional councils and individual Scout troops, he believes that the Boy Scouts will continue to foster the same values.
"How it might have an impact on our council, I really can't say," Musgrave said. "People still want to be involved in Scouting, and I believe we will still do the good work of our organization."
Musgrave reasserted that the mission of the Boy Scouts has not changed.
"We are in the business of providing an outdoor program with character development and adventure, and that's what we're going to continue to do," Musgrave said.