As Scouts we are guided by these values:
- Integrity – We act with integrity; we are honest, trustworthy and loyal.
- Respect – We have self-respect and respect for others.
- Care – We support others and take care of the world in which we live.
- Belief – We explore our faiths, beliefs and attitudes.
- Co-operation – We make a positive difference; we co-operate with others and make friends.
What is Scouting?
Scouting is an international movement with over 28 million members worldwide, spread hrough 216 countries and territories. The number of countries recognising the value of Scouting and accepting its principles is increasing and there are only six countries in the
world who do not offer Scouting to young people.
In total there are about 500,000 people in Membership throughout the United Kingdom. This includes about 100,000 adults who have taken up appointments as voluntary leaders, administrators and supporters.
The Scout Association in the UK accepts members of all faiths and offers equal opportunities for both boys and girls no matter what their social, religious or ethnic background may be.
During 1991, girls were admitted to the Beaver Scout, Cub Scout and Scout Sections. This complemented the admission of young women to the Venture Scout Section in 1976.
During the spring of 2002 the Scout Association launched a new programme for young people aged 6-25. This was the largest change to our curriculum for nearly 40 years. A careful strategy of change management was devised to help people move forward, delivering a totally new way of providing Scouting, to the 14-25 age range.