Jennifer Tyrrell says she's optimistic that the Boy Scouts of America will drop its ban on openly gay membership.

A resolution which would allow individual charter organizations to decide for themselves whether to accept openly gay members and leaders has been introduced, Boy Scouts spokesman Deron Smith confirmed this week in a statement.

Smith, however, stressed that change was far from 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.”

The move comes after gay rights activist Zach Wahls delivered a petition signed by 275,000 people calling on the group to reinstate Tyrrell, 32, 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.

During an appearance on CNN, Tyrrell said she remained optimistic.

“Just the fact that they are publicly saying that they are going to review it – whether or not it passes or not – I think is unprecedented,” Tyrrell said. “I think that's a huge step.

“We're going to all still keep pushing. So they don't forget about us,” she added. (Watch the entire segment at CNN.)