The Deseret News reports Scout numbers in the Great Salt Lake Council grew 1.5 percent in 2013, while membership in the Trapper Trails Council increased by 2.1 percent last year.
The Utah National Parks Council, which includes small portions of Nevada and Arizona, reported a 4.5 percent increase in membership last year.
Dave McCammon of the Great Salt Lake Council says the past year has been relatively free of controversy over the new membership policy.
The organization’s largest sponsor is the Mormon church.
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