Scouts Speak Up

Are you a youth member of Scouting? Can you convey first-hand the fun, challenge, adventure and global citizenship that Scouting offers? Do you know an Explorer Scout or older Scout (13+) who is keen to promote Scouting and learn more about the media? Greater London North are hosting a London based Scouts Speak Up course led by the Gilwell Media team to give our young people the skills to promote Scouting.

In recent years, Scouting has put young people at the heart of its communications work and this workshop will help candidates get their message across – talking with print media, speaking directly with journalists, including radio and TV interviews in front of the camera.

Recently Scouting has encouraged young people to be at the forefront of promoting the Movement and the principles in which they believe – to local Councillors, to MPs at a national level and to engage with their communities and decision makers to effect lasting change at a local level.

The Scouts Speak Up (SSU) workshop experience is a specially designed weekend for our young people to offer everything they need to know to achieve the following:

  • To enhance the skills and confidence needed to talk about their experiences in Scouting to a wide variety of audiences
  • To learn how to plan and carry out campaigns with the media to promote the Scouting activities they are involved in
  • To persuade others of the value of what they are doing so that they are able to act as spokespeople for local Scouting – whether this means sitting on the BBC Breakfast sofa or speaking to local businesses
  • To develop their presenting skills

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