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Members of the section

Members of the section

Members – Age and Gender

Please type in the number of members you have for each age group. As of 2020, we’ve provided options for those young people who self-identify other than male or female, or who prefer not to state their gender. These columns should be used where you already know this information because it’s been volunteered to you, or it’s been asked in an anonymous way, such as through Online Scout Manager. Leaders and line managers should not ask members directly or make assumptions about gender.

We have added these categories because The Scouts positively recognises all genders and is aiming to better understand and serve our diverse membership. We are committed to consulting, reviewing and improving data collection across demographic categories in the future.

Sections using OSM can obtain this information by using the Census Aggregator function on OSM.  The census aggregator will not record data for any young people listed on the Census Aggregator’s ‘Members’ tab – that data must be added manually.

Members – Ethnicity and Gender

Please type in the number of members you have for each of the given ethnic groups. The gender columns remain as above, and we’ve also provided options for young people who prefer to self-identify or prefer not to state their ethnicity. Again, these columns should be used where you already know this information because it’s been volunteered to you, or it’s been asked in an anonymous way, such as through Online Scout Manager. In 2020, we’ve also updated the ethnicity categories to match the proposed categories in the next UK national census. Information about ethnicity is anonymous, and a letter for parents – and a form – has been produced to help collect this information.

Sections using OSM can obtain this information by using the Census Aggregator function on OSM.  The census aggregator will not record data for any young people listed on the Census Aggregator’s ‘Members’ tab – that data must be added manually.

Members – Disabilities

Please type in the number of young people who’ve informed you of a disability. As of 2020, we’ve also provided the option for young people who would prefer to self-describe their disability or prefer not to give any more information on what their disability is. These fields should be used where this information is already known because it’s been volunteered to you, or it’s been asked in an anonymous way, such as through Online Scout Manager. Information about disability is anonymous and a letter for parents to explain why we want this information as well a form have been produced to help collect this.

Sections using OSM can obtain this information by using the Census Aggregator function on OSM.  The census aggregator will not record data for any young people listed on the Census Aggregator’s ‘Members’ tab – that data must be added manually.