BOZEMAN, Mont. -

Mixed reactions in Bozeman on whether openly gay members should be allowed in the Boy Scouts of America. 

The Boy Scouts of America approved a plan for those who are gay, allowing them to participate in programs.

Some people we talked to said they disagree with allowing openly gay scouts in the organization, saying it would make other scouts uncomfortable.

We went over to Montana State University and caught up with a few students who are taking a class looking at these issues. One student told NBC Montana a person's sexual preference should not matter and that times are changing.

"Your sexual preference doesn't make you a different kind of person. It doesn't reflect your personality. Your personality is who you are," said Jared Pembroke.

Meanwhile, national reports indicate that liberal Scout leaders have made clear they want the ban on gay adults lifted as well, while conservatives with the Scouts wanted to continue excluding gay youths, in some cases threatening to defect if the ban were lifted.

Scout leaders of the Boy Scouts of America say their mission is still to provide a place for youth to learn and grow, regardless of their sexual orientation.