here you will find plenty of news, about what is happening in FLAGS Active Support Unit.
15th June 2016
Your Monthly News & Updates
This is a special edition of FLAGS+ which
start with some very exciting and hot off the press blog news and also covers
the June update from your management team and it is the first Pride Special
covering the Pride Season so far. We are
also including our Supporters in this Pride Special FLAGS+ and invite any of
those supporters who wish to join the unit to check out the "How to
Join" section below.
BREAKING NEWS!Chief Commissioner's Blog - Pride 2016
We interrupt your very wet afternoon with
this Breaking News article.
Wayne reflects on the advances Scouting has
made during his time as UK Chief Commissioner, in terms of inclusivity and
Check it out! Chief Commissioner's Blog
FLAGS Unit - We're with you Orlando
The FLAGS unit like others round the world
are horrified by the tragic events in Orlando on 12th June.
The unit and its members have been posting
message of support on Facebook and...
26th May 2016
May 2016 Your Monthly News & Updates
This month we have a feast in store for you. We are trailing a new layout for the monthly comms, and we'd love to know what you think (especially when viewed on a mobile device). We have the bio's of the new managers and the...
20th May 2016
The following announcement was made by Ben Crabb, Manager - National Scout Active Support Units, on 20th May 2016 following the current recruitment activity for the Unit Manager. "Dear FLAGS Unit Members, It gives me great pleasure to announce that Rob Sharratt has been successfully appointed as...
18th August 2015
Are you committed to Scouting for all? Are you ready for an exciting new challenge? We are currently recruiting for a volunteer Manager for one of our National Scout Active Support Units, FLAGS, which supports LGBT inclusion. We are recruiting for a Manager for one of our National Scout Active...
29th May 2015
Camp – March 2015 On
a rather cold and muddy weekend in March FLAGS Members arrived at Rough Close
campsite, near Coventry, for their annual camp.
There were some familiar faces, and some totally new- but all were
welcome. The Friday night started with a
rather emotional film ‘The...
21st May 2015
Russell is a Scout leader and organiser at Birmingham Pride. He shares his experience of coming out as a teenager, finding FLAGS and Birmingham Pride’s success. You can read about his experience here. ...
1st May 2015
Watch your inbox, a new FLAGS+ is on its way, an update from Mike Preston If you would like to keep unto date with FLAGS..... why not sign up here You can read the latest edition here. ...
30th April 2015
As we have come to the end of another year, and started planning for next year, I wanted to share with you some of the achievements of the last 12 months, as well as our plans for the next year. You can check out a summary of our activities in our YouTube Video, or you can read the...
5th February 2015
Watch out for the latest version of FLAGS Events News from Sarah, it should be hitting your inbox now if you would like to see an online version click here If you would like to keep unto date with FLAGS..... why not sign up here ...
5th January 2015
Watch your inbox, a new FLAGS+ is on its way, a New Years message from Mike Preston If you would like to keep unto date with FLAGS..... why not sign up here ...
24th November 2014
Around 16,000 participants this morning joined the fray to take part in the annual President’s Fun Run in aid of the Community Chest Fund. The President's Solidarity Fun Run is in its sixth edition. Youths and Students were invited to depart together with Her Excellency from the University of...
31st October 2014
We're looking for a group of leaders to help us develop a project looking at how we can support LGBT Young People in Scouting; let us know if you want to get involved !!! If you would like to get involved and support this new project and development, sign up by giving us your details to the link...
23rd October 2014
REG Hayes, believed to be Britain's longest serving Scout has died. The Cowley resident died tuesday afternoon at the age of 99 after being in hospital. He retired from Scouting in 2010 after serving in the 2nd Oxford SS Mary and St John Scout Group for 87 years and had been the district...
21st October 2014
The Management Team and Members of FLAGS are very pleased with The Scout Associations new appointment of its Youth Commissioner Team - and would like to further endorse this great move - congratulations Hannah Kentish, Jagz Bharth and Jay Thompson - the team shows the diversity of Scouting in...
5th September 2014
Tonight at Gilwell Reunion, Mike Preston - FLAGS National Support Unit Manager, revealed the design of our Officical badge to the Unit members attending this years Reunion. Mike said 'Our new badge signifies inclusiveness. It symbolises and recognises that The Scout Association consists of...
29th August 2014
Some of our American Brother Scouts proudly marching at Michigan Pride last weeks end click here for more info about FLAGS and Scouts for Equality working together ...
7th August 2014
One of the BSA's first openly gay Eagle Scouts, Pascal Tessier, just turned 18, and is no longer eligible to participate in the program. On his birthday, he wrote a letter to the BSA's president, Robert Gates. "Openly gay adults will eventually be allowed in Scouting, Mr. Gates. As support for...
7th August 2014
the newest FLAGS email newsletter is on its way to an inbox near YOU!!! if you're not registered, click here and give us your details and you will automatically be added to our mailing list if you want to see this newsletter - well just click here :-) ...
30th July 2014
Just had an amazing chat with a young person. Was wearing my Scouts Scotland [some people are gay and scouts.... we're fine with it] at camp and this young person came up to me afterwards and said that the T-shirt inspired him to come out to his friends in scouts. He didn't think it would...
24th July 2014
This morning Rob Vaines, made great steps to making connections and partnerships with Scouts for Equality in the USA. Rob chatted with Justin Wilson, Volunteer Community Director, to find ways that both FLAGS and SfE can work together and support each other in their work for full...
14th July 2014
Below is an email from an American Eagle Scout, Jeffrey Simon, and links to an amazing project that he is involved in. FLAGS is fully committed to supporting the work of this project, and supporting our Brothers in the USA, in the move forward for equality - FLAGS will share with it's members,...
5th July 2014
I would like to hope that I have always been honest about my
sexuality, especially when asked directly, but a long time ago, I decided it
was easier to not ‘promote’ to everyone, the fact I am gay. In all honesty, I have
found that very few people ever asked me to my face, and my take had...
1st July 2014
Network member Jamie says: 'Scouts was a place where no-one really cared if I was gay or not - I still got treated the same as everyone else, it really helped me.' ...
30th June 2014
Scouts took part in a fantastic London Pride celebration on Saturday. It’s the sixth year that we’ve attended this LGBT event, and the turnout was bigger than ever. We were there to show the thousands of spectators that Scouting is diverse, inclusive and welcoming to people from all walks of...
29th June 2014
A contingent of active and former members of the Boy Scouts of America led thousands Sunday in New York City’s 44th Annual Pride Parade — a historic move in celebration of the organization’s inclusion of out gay youth and in protest of its existing ban on out gay adult members. The group of over...
28th June 2014
It might not be the image which automatically comes to mind at the suggestion of Scouts on parade. But for the first time, teenage members of the organisation will take their place alongside Brazilian carnival dancers, gay bikers and a ladies’ roller-skating troupe today at the annual Pride...
25th June 2014
Our website is part of our commitment to communicate better with both members and non-members, and with members of The Scout Association that we maybe haven't met yet. Remember!!! this is website is for you, to keep unto date with whats happening - so please do help us by using the site, keep...
23rd May 2013
There has been coverage in the media of the recent decision by the Boy Scouts of America to allow gay young people to be members of their organisation, but to exclude adult gay volunteers. We would like to restate our own, very different position with regard to this issue within The Scout...