The project “Scouting without barriers” focuses on the promotion of Scouting as a safe environment for the personal development of young people all over Europe. This showcases the interest of the European Region to become more inclusive at all its levels, encouraging young people to play a constructive role in the society while promoting tolerance and diversity.
The project originated from a clear focus on Diversity and Inclusion identified as a strategic priority in 2010 and during the previous Regional Scout Plan (2013-2016).
For more than a century, Scouting has managed to open doors and integrate people into the community. However, the methods and approaches once used may no longer be appropriate as the world around us becomes even more diverse. Therefore, the future success of voluntary organisations such as Scouting will depend, in large part, on how different value systems can be incorporated into ongoing programmes and in how well these programmes can integrate new groups of people. Scouting is committed to the inclusion of all young people and has been focusing in this particular area of work recently.