Is Scouts a religious organisation?


The Scout Association is an inclusive and values-based Movement.

Membership is open to young people and adults of all faiths and beliefs, including the absence of an affirmed faith, humanists or atheists, who share our values.

Our values are integrity, respect, care, belief and cooperation.

A key element of the programme is spiritual development and exploring different faiths, beliefs and attitudes.

There are a range of variations of the Promise (a commitment made by all members), to account for different age ranges, faith and beliefs and nationalities (including those who are stateless).