PR Boy Scouts president urges lifting ban on gay troop leaders ‘We must deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish it to be,’ Robert Gates said to the organization’s leaders at its national meeting Thursday. By Beki Winchel@bekiwekiMay 22, 2015 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.