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