Not for all of 2003. I attended the BSA National Annual Meeting in Philadelphia in 2003.
At the time, the Cradle of Liberty Council had adopted a non-discrimination policy regarding homosexuals and the BSA had sent them a cease-and-desist letter threatening dissolution of the Council unless the Council withdrew its policy.
At the meeting, the Cradle of Liberty Council withdrew its non-discrimination policy.
It was only after the BSA threatened to dissolve the Cradle of Liberty Council that it began to 'fight the good fight." Once it did, however, the Council has effective fought Philadelphia's efforts to evict the Council from the Marks Scout Resource Center.
Thank you for being a Scout. I had great scout masters.