Media

How we can help…

The media team are here to help you make the most of the media. Be it print, radio, TV or online they all have the potential to reach prospective new youth members and adults! You all do amazing things every week in Scouting so why not start telling your community what it is you really do? We can help you with:

  • Creating on Brand stories.
  • Branding.
  • Finding local media contacts.
  • Helping you use the media positively to recruit new adults and youth members.
  • Proof reading your stories.
  • Selecting the right images to really sell your story.

Contacts…

County Communications Manager
Hamish Pearson
Email: communications@westmerciascouts.org.uk

County Media Development Manager
Steve Garratt
Email: mdm@westmerciascouts.org.uk

Links…

Some useful links that may help you when working with the media or connecting with your community:

The Media Centre homepage – www.scouts.org.uk/media/
The Brand Centre – www.scouts.org.uk/brand
Style Guide – www.scouts.org.uk/styleguide
Image Library – www.tsa.thirdlight.com/
Scouts TV – http://www.youtube.com/UKScoutAssociation

The Promoting Scouting section of Member Resources on the main scout website is also full of useful information, from factsheets full of advice, to useful tips on using video and creating your own newsletters.

Social Media…

Such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Flickr. They are all great ways to connect with people, quickly, easily and in a format that more and more people access daily and understand.