Over a crisp weekend in early January, the Hampshire Scouts’ Media and Communications team came together at Cricket Campsite, just outside Southampton, to plan for their year ahead.
The team consists of both adult volunteers and young people (under the age of 18), with a passion for all things media; including writing articles, conducting radio interviews or representing Scouting on the TV, and communications; such as web management, email and IT.
They support scouting throughout Hampshire by updating the way people think of Scouting and making sure they’re aware of the Skills for Life that young people all around the county are developing each week!
The weekend began on Friday evening with pizza, and a brainstorm that went long into the night, working out how we could best achieve our objectives of delivering our own great content, whilst also offering support to the amazing local areas and events, and the adult volunteers behind them, across Hampshire.
On Saturday, we spent the day working on the exciting project of putting the finishing touches to our brand new website.There were lively discussions from all parts of the team on how to make it the best website possible, and by the end of the day, we were all very happy with the results, and excited for everything we’ve got planned for it!
Finally, Sunday was our chance to get out our diaries and go through all the incredible events that are being planned for the next 12 months to work out how we can help to support them.There are great Scouting events taking place almost every weekend, so we’re really lucky that we’ve got a large and flexible team to help support them.
That being said, we’re always looking for people with an interest in media and communications to help us out – if you think that could be you, get in touch with us via [email protected].