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Faiths and Beliefs

Scouts is an inclusive, values based movement that supports its members to engage with spirituality in an exciting and meaningful way.

Scouts is open to everyone; we don’t identify exclusively with one faith. Scouts is open to people of all faiths and of none.

As an inclusive and values based movement, we support our members to engage with spirituality in an exciting and meaningful way.

Celebrating and understanding differences, including differences in faiths and beliefs, is an important part of the educational and developmental side of Scouts.

Belief and its exploration helps Scouts to learn from other faiths and develop their personal beliefs and values. Scouts are open and willing to explore faiths, whether established or defined or not. 

In our diverse society, people can feel cautious broaching this sensitive subject. It's important that Scouts offers young people safe, exciting and open spaces to explore faiths and beliefs and engage in personal reflection, as they question and develop their opinions and understanding of the world around them.

Spiritual Development

Scouts helps young people explores different beliefs as a core element of our programme. It's one of our Scouts Values.

Find out more about Spiritual Development

An inclusive Promise

There're a number of variations of the Promise to reflect the range of faiths, beliefs and attitudes of individuals within Scouts.

Find out more including all faiths and beliefs in the Scout Promise

Faith Events

Events with moments of reflection, such as Remembrance, Promise renewals and Scouts' Own, have always been an important part of Scouts.

Learn more about faith events

Activities to learn about different faiths and belief

Explore a range of activities to learn about different faiths and beliefs as part of the Scouts programme.

Discover activities exploring different faiths and beliefs

Badges to learn about different faiths and beliefs

Take a look at our badges that help young people find out more about different faiths and beliefs:

Squirrels Let's Celebrate Activity Badge

Beavers Faith Activity Badge

Cubs World Faiths Activity Badge

Scouts My Faith Activity Badge

Scouts World Faiths Activity Badge