Is Scouting officially valuing who people are rather than their beliefs?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2242584/Scouts-pledge-drop-mention-God-promise-new-members-able-declare-atheists.html I myself was a scout leader, and was accepted for the post despite admitting I don't believe in God. I saw my duty in this respect as supporting the children in what they believed. I... show more http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...

I myself was a scout leader, and was accepted for the post despite admitting I don't believe in God. I saw my duty in this respect as supporting the children in what they believed. I didn't discuss with them the fact that I didn't believe. The other adults involved in scouting and local clergy were aware of it.
Update: Hi (((Olga))). In my 40s, when my son joined the under-8 part of the movement (the Beavers) I offered to help out with the Cub Scouts, having had army experience (part-time) in my 20s which I thought might be useful. I was eventually invited to become a Leader and entered "None" for Faith or Denomination... show more Hi (((Olga))). In my 40s, when my son joined the under-8 part of the movement (the Beavers) I offered to help out with the Cub Scouts, having had army experience (part-time) in my 20s which I thought might be useful. I was eventually invited to become a Leader and entered "None" for Faith or Denomination on the form. The board of 5 included a vicar and they questioned this, so I explained my religious upbringing and how I stopped believing as a teenager, and believe in mutual respect and compassion. The vicar liked the last part and I was appointed as a Cub Scout Leader and then Group Scout Leader. After 6 or so years, I left to do a course for promotion in my job about 10 years ago; my son's now 23 by the way.
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