The Boy Scouts of America will consider dropping its ban on openly gay membership.

The move comes after gay rights activist Zach Wahls delivered a petition signed by 275,000 people calling on the group to reinstate Jennifer Tyrrell, the 32-year-old Ohio mom who in April was ousted as den leader of her son's Boy Scout troop because she is a lesbian. She launched the campaign to bring awareness to the Boy Scouts' policy banning openly gay scouts and leaders.

The Boy Scouts will consider a resolution which would allow individual charter organizations to decide for themselves whether to accept openly gay members and leaders.

Spokesman Deron Smith confirmed in a statement that such a resolution had been introduced but stressed that its adoption wasn't imminent. “Contrary to media reports, the Boy Scouts of America has no plans to change its membership policy. The introduction of a resolution does not indicate the organization is 'reviewing' a policy or signal a change in direction.”

Wahls, an Eagle Scout, met with Smith after delivering the signatures. He told ABC News that the proposal will first be heard by a subcommittee, which would make a recommendation to the national executive board.

The 20-year-old Wahls made national headlines when he defended his two-mom family at an Iowa House hearing considering a proposed measure which would repeal the state's gay marriage law by defining marriage as a heterosexual union in the Iowa Constitution. A video of Wahls' testimony attracted more than 18.3 million views to become the most-watched video in 2011.

(Related: Jennifer Tyrrell “moved” by Boy Scouts board member David Sims' resignation.)