Scouting Follows Girl Guides For Atheists

20131008-070145.jpg

The Scout Association in the UK has announced an alternative version of its membership promise for young people who do not believe in God.

Andrew Copson, the [British Humanists Association]’s chief executive, said the move could only strengthen scouting: “Scouting is an enormously significant youth organisation and in some parts of the country offers the only activities young people have.

“Their initiative sends out a strong signal that the vast majority of young people who do not see themselves as belonging to any religion have values that are worthy of respect and should be explicitly welcomed and catered for in any activity that seeks to be genuinely inclusive.” [BBC News]

Great news and follows on from the girl guides changing the promise where I wrote about my views on here.

Article written by John Sargeant on Homo economicus’ Weblog

Follow @JPSargeant78

My Huffington Post Blog

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under atheism, British Society, Culture, Religion

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s