Inclusion and Diversity


We know if you’ve got a child in your care with additional needs, doing something new can be scary – for both of you! We pride ourselves on our inclusivity and we do our best to make sure all our members can take part. There’s a lot of flexibility within the Scouts programme to meet individual needs.

Scouting is an inclusive, values based Movement. Membership is open to all those who share our fundamental values. The Scouts’ Equal Opportunities Policy states that no person should receive less favourable treatment on the basis of, nor suffer disadvantage by reason of:

  • age;
  • class or socio-economic status;
  • ethnic or national origin, nationality (or statelessness) or race;
  • gender (including gender reassignment);
  • marital or civil partnership status;
  • sexual orientation;
  • disability;
  • political belief;
  • pregnancy and maternity;
  • religion, belief or faith (including the absence of religion, belief or faith);
  • sex.

All Members of the Movement should seek to practise equality, especially in promoting equal access to Scouting for all young people. The Scout Association opposes all forms of prejudice and discrimination, including racism, sexism, homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. All Scout Groups, as independent charities, have a duty to comply with relevant equalities legislation. Our team will make reasonable adjustments where possible to support all young people with disabilities to access Scouting.

If you have any questions or concerns at all about how 1st Cookham Scouts are managing Inclusion and Diversity to deliver Scouting for All in Cookham, please don’t hesitate to get in touch


Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls