Top Tips for Inclusive Unit Leader Recruitment
The Scouts is an inclusive, values based movement and as a UK Contingent we’ve said from the outset that we’re not afraid to be different or stand up for what we believe in.
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 Scouting for all. By removing any real or perceived barriers to participation, we can ensure that even more young people and adults can enjoy the adventure of Scouts and that Scouts will be as diverse as the communities in which we live.
You might not set out with the intention of excluding anyone from your unit recruitment. However, if you don’t plan thoroughly and give some thought to the selection process, you might inadvertently exclude people.