Diversity & Inclusion

The Scouting Movement, including the Boy Scouts of America and the Stonewall Jackson 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.

Local resources

Troop 1028 Diversity Guide

Liz Harman, Assistant Council Commissioner for Diversity, will be giving diversity awareness presentations at the district roundtables on the following dates.  Her presentation materials will also be available on this page.

Massanutten District - November 12, 2019   7 pm at the Asbury Methodist Church,  205 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Monticello District - December 5, 2019     7 pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 500 Park Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Southern District - November 7, 2019     7 pm at the Lexington LDS Church, 1340 Thornhill Road, Lexington, VA 24450
Valley District - November 5, 2019     7 pm at the Fishersville UMC, 1600 Jefferson Highway, Fishersville, VA 22939

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