INFORMATION ABOUT SCOUTING
Scouting for all
Scouting for all
Scouting was established in 1907 as an open and inclusive organisation with the current Equal Opportunities Policy put in place in 1996. This policy supports the principle that no member should be discriminated against on the basis of their class, gender, ethnic background, nationality, sexuality, mental or physical ability and political or religious belief.
The post of Regional Adviser (Special Needs) is currently vacant. Those wishing advice about management within a group or more individualised advice for specific needs should contact the Regional Commissioner.
Many resources are available online to help ensure that Scouting can be made available to all. The Scouting for all section the UK site contains much information, including the Additional needs directory (details of more than 20 types of additional needs).
It is also worth knowing about the Mencap Gateway Award which people with a learning disability of any age or ability can take part in, and which can be done along with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
The Equal Opportunities Policy of The Scout Association is highly relevant.
Support for Additional Needs is available through the SHQ Disability and Additional Needs Fund.
We're absolutely delighted with the figures returned by our annual Census of Membership, carried out at the start of this year, which show an eighth consecutive year of growth! For the eighth consecutive year Scouting has grown in South East Scotland - youth members...
We're really pleased to announce that South East Scotland Region has grown once again this year, for the 7th consecutive time. Regional membership now stands at 6,956 young people and 1,500 adult volunteers. We're really priveleged and proud to welcome almost 300 new...
Scouts and Guides from Edinburgh and the Lothians took part in the Bethany Big Scout and Guide Sleepout on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th March 2016. The event saw over 220 young people sleeping rough in the grounds of the iconic George Heriot's school in central...
At the end of last year we received the sad news that Colin Mackay, previously Edinburgh Area Commissioner, had sadly 'gone home'. Last weekend, a special service was held to remember Colin which was recorded digitally and is available for download. You can download...
Grants are available from the Disability and Additional Needs Fund on the SHQ website. This newly named fund exists to provide funding for specific projects aimed at Scouting becoming more inclusive, or to provide additional help or resources for current members....