We are a values-based movement and exploring faith and religion will remain a key element of the Scouting programme. That will not change.
However, throughout our 105-year history, we have continued to evolve so that we remain relevant to communities across the UK.
We do that by regularly seeking the views of our members and we will use the information gathered by the consultation to help shape the future of scouting for the coming years."
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