Not only do we need to communicate between ourselves as fellow members of the Scout Association but we also want friends, family, strangers or perhaps potential members of our growing movement to know what Scouting in South London is all about.
We also want to tell other people about what they are missing. Our work on media and communications within the County is vital to keeping everyone in the loop about what all our Districts and County is doing, plus also having the potential to change people’s perceptions of Scouting for better and even get them involved!
Termly email news digest
We will slowly be developing a termly email bulletin which links our members to important events, news, messages from HQ and our magazine.
Our website allows you to submit news, events and notices to reach fellow members of the County or on our What's happening section at the front end of the website.
County email list to Leaders and supporters
Our email list reaches all of our Leaders and adult supporters with important notices. We will only use this method for notices which need to be sent out promptly and need the attention of our volunteers urgently.
A document published on behalf of the County Executive to review the year.
Local and national press
Submitting an article
If you feel like you have something which the press might want to know about, you've come to the right page! However, you're not alone in doing this. Our County's Media Development Manager is available to provide as much or as little assistance as you require. We would advise that you share what you'd like to pitch with us so we can provide assistance and means that there's more likelihood of it making into local or national press.
What do I need for a press release?
- Three quotes, one from a young person, one from a Leader/volunteer and one from a parent/guardian
- Photograph (s), preferably at a high resolution so they can go to print
- Specific details and facts
What should my photograph be of? What should I make sure I do?
- The activity which the article is about, preferably showing the young people taking part in the activity
- Get outdoors and into green spaces
Illustrate we are Scouts with scarves and/or iScout clothing
Use props if appropriate
Encourage fun smiles
Check that nothing ‘unwanted’ is in the background
What should I not include in a photograph?
Team line up
Grip and grin or stand and shake
Lots of adults in the photo
How do I go about it?
A quarterly magazine produced by South London Scouts, with stories written by our young people and volunteers, supported by County.
Out of hours / emergency - 07977 539 630
Media Manager - Debbie Jeacock