Flags Scouts

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Flags Scouts is the National Scout Active Support Unit which actively supports the recruitment, retention and ongoing support of LGBT adults within The Scout Association in the UK. This support extends to those already in Scouting or those considering joining Scouting who are questioning their sexuality.[1]

Flags has responded to a decision by the Boy Scouts of America to allow gay young people to be members but to exclude adult gay volunteers, quoting a Scout Association statement that:

"In the UK we have a very clear policy and practice that welcomes adults and young people (boys and girls) irrespective of their sexual orientation."[2]


  1. http://www.flagscouts.org.uk/wp/who-we-are/
  2. http://www.flagscouts.org.uk/wp/2013/05/the-scout-associations-response-to-the-boy-scouts-of-americas-statement-on-lgbt-scouts/