Diversity & Inclusion

The Scouting Movement, including the Boy Scouts of America and the Virginia Headwaters Area Council, is dedicated to increasing diversity in Scouting.  

The BSA’s Diversity & Inclusion Vision

To partner with all families and communities in raising young people of high moral character, developing their leadership skills and preparing them to serve and thrive in a world of increasing complexity and challenge.

BSA Diversity & Inclusion website

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

This isn't just the Scout Law, these vaules provide the framework for advancing diversity and inclusiveness.  By harnessing and embracing our differences, we create stronger units and a stronger society.

Help foster awareness for diversity and inclusion by having a diversty moment at your meetings. 

Local resources

Troop 1028 Diversity Guide

Liz Harman, Assistant Council Commissioner for Diversity, gave diversity awareness presentations at the district roundtables for her Wood Badge ticket.  Her presentation materials are available below.

Powerpoint Presentation

Diversity handout

Other resources

Diversity in Scouting by the World Organization of the Scout Movement
Diversity and Inclusion by the World Organization of the Scout Movement
Them 'N Us, a toolkit on diversity in Scouting from Sweden
Inclusive Scouting Guide from Scouts for Equality
Downloadable Guide from Scouts for Equality

Diversity and Inclusion Patch Requirements and Contest

File Name Description
Diversity and Inclusion Patch Contest Download
Diversity and Inclusion Patch Requirements Download