Skip to main content

Responsibilities within the Equal Opportunities Policy

All adults in Scouting have a responsibility for the operation of the Association's Equal Opportunities Policy. All Scout Groups, as independent charities have a duty to comply with relevant equalities legislation.

  1. The District Commissioner or the County Commissioner, as appropriate, must be satisfied that all applicants for Leader or Commissioner appointments are fully aware that they will be required by their personal example to operate the Association's Equal Opportunities Policy and support Groups to comply with relevant equalities legislation.

  2. They must also be satisfied that all those whom they invite to assist them in other ways in the work of the District or County are upholding the   Association's Equal Opportunities Policy by the personal example that they set before the Scouts in the District or County as the case may be.

  3. Group Scout Leaders must be satisfied that all those whom they invite to assist them in the work of the Group will comply with relevant equalities legislation and uphold the Association’s Equal Opportunities Policy by the personal example that they set before the Scouts in the Group.

  4. Appointment Advisory Committees are required to operate the Association's Equal Opportunities Policy and comply with relevant equalities legislation in their work.

  5. The District Executive or the County Executive Committee, as appropriate, must be satisfied that all applicants for appointments in their gift are fully aware that they will be required by their personal example to operate the Association's Equal Opportunities Policy and support Groups to comply with relevant equalities legislation.


    Further information about equalities legislation and Scouting is available via the members area of the website.