The national proposal will be submitted to about 1,400 voting members of the National Council at a meeting in Texas during the week of May 20.
Gay rights groups have called for a lifting of the ban, while others believe it should be maintained.
"More than 100 petitions garnering more than 1.6 million signatures have been launched by Scouts, Scout leaders, and Scouting families on Change.org, urging the Boy Scouts of America to vote to end its anti-gay policy," said Mark Anthony Dingbaum, senior campaign manager at Change.org, the largest petition platform, which is "empowering people everywhere to create the change they want to see" according to their website. "... The question is, will the Boy Scouts listen to these voices calling for change when they vote this May?"
The policy has also garnered national attention.
Carly Rae Jepsen, the Canadian pop singer, canceled her scheduled performance at the national Boy Scouts of America Jamboree in West Virginia in March because of the organization's exclusion of gays. The rock band Train, which also is to appear at the Jamboree, has asked the Boy Scouts of America to reconsider its policy.
"America needs Scouting, and our policies must be based on what is in the best interest of our nation's children. Throughout this process, we work to stay focused on that which unites us-reaching and serving young people to help them grow into good, strong citizens. Our priority remains to continue accomplishing incredible things for young people and the communities we serve," the statement concluded.