Posted: Tue, 08 Jan 2013 by Stephen Evans
Despite describing themselves as "open and inclusive" organisations, both the Scouts and the Girl Guides currently insist that new members take a 'Promise' that includes a religious oath. However, this could all be about to change.
The Scouts have launched... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 06 Dec 2012 by Keith Porteous Wood
It was nearly five years ago that I went with a colleague to speak to Derek Twine, the chief executive of the Scouts, and his senior colleagues, to discuss the possibility of the Scouts being opened up to the non-religious. Accommodating non-believers would... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 by Terry Sanderson
As Muslim scout troops proliferate throughoutBritain, we now have news of the formation of a Sikh Scout troop forming inSloughin Buckinghamshire.