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Group Returns

Adult members

Roles & Gender

Please type in the number of members you have for each role category. As of 2020, we’ve provided options for those adults who self-identify other than male or female, or who prefer not to state their gender. These columns should be used where you already know this information because it’s been voluntarily supplied to you. Leaders and line managers should not ask members directly or make assumptions about gender.

We have added these categories because The Scouts positively recognises all genders and is aiming to better understand and serve our diverse membership. We are committed to consulting, reviewing and improving data collection across demographic categories in the future.

We also have an additional four columns (in grey) to separate out adults who might regularly support your group, but whose main role will actually be recorded elsewhere on the census.

Ethnicity

Please type in the number of members you have for each of the given ethnic groups. This is for all adults in the Group. Young people are on their Section return but adult ethnicity and disabilities are only on the Group return, to protect anonymity. The gender columns remain as above, and we’ve also provided options for adult people who prefer to self-identify or prefer not to state their ethnicity. Again, these columns should be used where you already know this information because it’s been volunteered to you, or it’s been asked in an anonymous way. In 2020 we’ve also updated the ethnicity categories to match the proposed categories in the next UK national census. Information about ethnicity is anonymous, and a letter for parents – and a form – has been produced to help collect this information.

Disabilities

Please type in the number of adults who’ve informed you of a disability. This is for all adults in the Group.  Young people are on their Section return but adult ethnicity and disabilities are only on the Group return, to protect anonymity. As of 2020, we’ve also provided the option for adults who would prefer to self-describe their disability, or prefer not to give any more information on what their disability is. These fields should be used where this information is already known because it’s been volunteered to you, or it’s been asked in an anonymous way.