Celebrating London Pride
Volunteers gathered to celebrate the diversity of Scouting at London Community Pride on Saturday.
The group of 60 joined hundreds parading through central London under bright sunshine. They dressed in eye-catching costumes, themed around Scout activities such as camping and rafting. After the parade, a video with the message that Scouting is inclusive was played to a packed Trafalgar Square.
The Active Support Unit FLAGS supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Scouting. Mike Preston, manager of FLAGS, commented: 'It was great to see so many members supporting our message of diversity and inclusion. We had a fantastic day and we’re already looking forward to Pride next year!'
This is the fifth year that The Scout Association has been proud to attend London Pride, demonstrating our commitment to equality and a more inclusive society. We openly welcome volunteers from all walks of life, irrespective of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Special thanks to FLAGS, Cotswold Outdoors, Hobbycraft and Scout Activity Centres for their support.
Find out more about FLAGS.
Watch our London Pride video.