At ScoutsCymru, we are committed to ensuring Scouting in Wales is an inclusive movement. We want to provide young people in Wales with the opportunity to enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future.

Scouting is open to all young people in Wales regardless of faith, gender, sexual orientation, race, or social background, we encourage our members to do more, learn more and be more.

To uphold this, we have put together a team of likeminded people who have a real passion for Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. Our EDI sub-committee is here to work towards making a difference for all our young people.

We wanted to introduce you to the team and give you an insight into the work they will be doing.

Next up we have Youth Commissioner, Callum Jones.

Callum has been involved in Scouting for many years, working his way through from Beavers to Cubs and Explorers. He is now a student at Aberystwyth University studying a Zoology.

Why did you want to become a part of the group?

I wanted to become a part of the EDI working group so that I could represent the views of young people and provide a different perspective on the subjects being discussed.

What are the main goals of the group?                 

The main goal of the group is to find ways of making Scouting more inclusive and implementing plans to ensure that inclusivity is at the heart of the organisation.

Why do you think the work of the group is important?

Scouting aims to be a safe space for everyone, and the EDI group’s work will help to ensure that Scouting is accessible to all young people across Wales.

What do you hope the group will accomplish within the next year?

I hope in 12 months’ time we will have raised awareness of inclusivity within Scouting and developed our goals further.

A fun fact about yourself

At the beginning of the summer I bought a yellow van that I’m gradually converting into a camper van.