HACKENSACK, N.J. — The Northern New Jersey Council of Boy Scouts agreed to create “revised policies and procedures” related to the “admission of transgender youth.”

Those rules will be based on the state’s “prohibitions against discrimination based on gender identity and expression.” The Boy Scouts of America said they will continue to reach out to as many children, families and communities as possible.

The Northern New Jersey Council of the Boy Scouts of America has agreed to pay $18,000 and issue an apology to a 9-year-old transgender boy from Secaucus who was thrown out of a Cub Scout pack last year, according to administrative court documents.

Joe Maldonado was allowed back into the Scouts this year when the national office of the Boy Scouts said it would accept transgender children. Last year, the Northern New Jersey Council told Joe’s mother that he could no longer belong to a Cub Scout pack in Secaucus because he was born a girl.