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Scouting is an inclusive, values based movement and 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 Scouting, expressed by our fundamental values (integrity, care, co-operation, respect and belief) and our commitment to delivering Scouting for all.

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

Making Scouts accessible for young people

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Making Scouts accessible for adults

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Scouting with additional needs

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Autism e-learning

Updated e-learning coming soon

Reasonable adjustments

Reasonable adjustments are actions taken to remove barriers to Scouting and Scouting activities. Reasonable adjustments should, as far as reasonably possible, remove or reduce the disadvantage faced by Scouting being inclusive to Disabled Young People.


Autism is a lifelong condition affecting how someone communicates with and relates to other people and the world around them. It can be thought of as an invisible or hidden disability. Autistic individuals share certain areas of difficulty, but are affected in different ways and of different levels.