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Volunteering at Scouts is changing to help us reach more young people

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Diversity and inclusion

Diversity and inclusion

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

As Scouts we’re proud of lots of our work that strives to create a fairer and more equitable society. We now have over 102,000 girls and have started over 800 sections in areas of deprivation over the last decade. We believe it’s a priority to reflect the diversity of the communities we're in.

We're committed to encouraging and promoting diversity and inclusion in our workplace and services to members. This reflects our values of respect, belief, care, cooperation and integrity, where everyone should be treated with dignity at all time.

Scouts will take every possible step to tackle all forms of discrimination, inequality, and unfair treatment, whether it’s intentional or unintentional, direct or indirect. Scouts is committed to making sure that all employees have equal access to opportunities and to removing all barriers to inclusion in the workplace.  

We recognise that we achieve more with a talented group of diverse individuals, who bring different experiences and perspectives that enable us to represent the full diversity of our Movement and society. We positively encourage applications from all individuals irrespective of their gender, age, home country, ethnic background, sexuality, religious beliefs or disability.

However, despite all of this we know that we’re not as diverse as we’d like to be as a workplace and we’re actively working to change that.