Some members of the Movement may have seen reports in the media over the last 24 hours about the membership criteria for the Movement and seek clarification of the Policy.
The requirements for membership of the Movement are contained within Chapter 1 of POR. For further information, please click here.
The Scout Association is a values-based organisation that encourages young people to develop spiritually. Scouting does not identify itself with any one religion but works with adults and young people from every culture, background and religion.
You may also wish to refer to October's Scouting magazine where Tim Kidd explores the Purpose, Values and Methods of the Scout Movement on pages 42-43.