Staying politically impartial when representing Scouts

In light of the proposed election on Thursday 12 December, we’d like to remind you that the law says charities must be, and be seen to be, independent from party politics.

You should be very careful, for example, if you’re contacted by election candidates asking for visits, photographs or support for their campaign.

When representing Scouts or wearing your uniform in the lead up to the election, please make sure that you aren’t seen supporting a specific political party.

There’s useful guidance from the Charity Commission (particularly the charities, elections and referendums section), as well as the rules in POR.