I really don't wish to beat a dead horse, but, I thought that the BSA was supposedly a 'Christian' oriented group. Ok; I can accept their stretching the idea of a belief in some 'higher power' as a requirement, but, after reading...
...where Scientologists 'sit on the boards of the Rotary Club, the Chamber of Commerce and the Boy Scouts', it makes me wonder if, since Xenu's accepted as a 'higher power', would belonging to Wicca or a Satanist group be acceptable?
For that matter, would acceptance of REASON as a 'higher power' (higher than one is capable of being, without it!) be acceptable? --- Maybe I should ask the BSA itself, but, given this thread and my having no personal bone to pick with them, thought I'd throw these ideas out as something to think about for some who may wish to later (re-)challenge the BSA on this line.