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

Volunteering is changing to help us reach more young people

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Scouts is an inclusive, values based movement

Inclusion is at the heart of our Squirrels story. Here at Scouts, we’re open to people of all genders, backgrounds, and faiths (including people of no faith). We’re committed to reaching out to new and different families and communities and include people who have never tried Scouts before.

That’s why we’re starting Squirrels in the places it’s needed most – our most underserved areas – so we can offer young people skills for life when and where they need them. We showed our impact in pilot groups in these places, and we’re proud to be prioritising support for Squirrels in underrepresented communities. This includes those from areas of deprivation and Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

As part of our commitment to inclusion, we’re keeping the cost of uniform (a single jumper) low, and we’ll be supplying uniforms at a discount to groups in underprivileged areas. All of the resources, including the badges themselves, have been tested for accessibility and religious and cultural suitability to make sure they’re suitable for everyone. 

Learn more about inclusion at Scouts >