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Inclusion and Diversity

Scouts is an inclusive, values based movement and membership is open to all those who share our fundamental values.

Including everyone

At Scouts, we’re open to all. Our main priority is to make sure that everyone, be that our young people or our volunteers, feel welcome and comfortable to take part.

We promote young people to have more respect and care for others – including for people with backgrounds and identities that are different to their own. We seek ways for young people to connect with, understand and respect people from all walks of life.

Learn about our aims to make Scouts open to all

Inclusion learning and training

Find out what inclusion training is available and how you can learn more about supporting young people. 

Discover what training is available

Scouts for SDGs

Our inclusion principles are reflected in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

These recognise that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

Read more about these and how to get involved.

Find out more on Scouts for SDGs

Our Equal Opportunities Policy

Scouts is an inclusive, values based movement. Membership is open to all those who share our fundamental values.

The Equal Opportunities Policy outlines what we do to ensure the movement is open and accessible; and that people are treated equally and with respect.

This policy is reflective of the ethos of Scouts, expressed by our fundamental values (integrity, care, co-operation, respect and belief) and our commitment to delivering Scouts for all.

By removing any real or perceived barriers to participation, we can ensure that even more young people can enjoy the adventure of Scouts and that Scouts will be as diverse as the communities in which we live.

Read our equal opportunities policy
Inclusivity RAG Assessments

The Inclusivity RAG (Red, Amber, Green) Assessment is a tool to help you start powerful conversations about diversity and inclusion in Scouts. 

This tool will help you work out what a section, group or district is doing well and the opportunities where things could be improved in the future.

Take a look at the assessments:

Section Inclusivity RAG Assessment

Group Inclusivity RAG Assessment

District Inclusivity RAG Assessment