Thank you for signing up to attend Communications Champion training and nominating young people in your Unit to participate in a Scouts Speak Up (SSU) course.
What will I be doing?
On this one-day course you will be building upon the learning from previous training sessions and webinars for Communications Champions. Your training will be largely separate to the young people on the SSU course.
What will the young people be doing on the SSU course?
The SSU course is an active day and will involve young people developing and telling their stories about Scouting, as well as learning how to speak to the media. They will get out as much as they put in, so should come along ready to have a go and learn by doing. For more information on the SSU course please see the joining instructions here.
When and where is my course?
The Communications Champions course will be on Saturday 10th November at 39th Fife Scout Hall, Carron Grove, Dunfermline, Fife, KY11 4LN. Please arrive ready to start at 10am; the course will finish by 4pm.
The SSU course will also run on 10th November at Fordell Firs National Activity Centre, Hillend, Dunfermline, KY11 7HQ. Young people from your Unit participating in the course should arrive from 9.15am and no later than 9.45am, and will be finished by 4.15pm.
How do I get to the course?
Both you and the young people in your Unit are responsible for getting to the course venues. You can find further instructions for getting to Fordell Firs here.
Can I stay at the venue before and/or after the course?
We will not be providing accommodation for the training day, but camping is available at Fordell Firs free of charge for those attending. Please book directly with Fordell Firs and mention you are attending the SSU and Communications Champion courses.
If you are camping you will be responsible for the young people outside of the course running period, and the completion of the appropriate forms.
More information on Nights Away can be found here.
Will food be provided?
Lunch will be provided, as well as drinks and snacks throughout the day.
If you decide to camp before or after the course, then you will need to bring your own camping and cooking equipment and food for meals outside of the course times.
What should I do now?
Please ensure that you have completed phase 2 of your registration in EventsAir by Tuesday 6th November. The Personal Emergency Contact you enter during this process should be available on 10th November. The young people from your Unit who have signed up for the course will also need to have completed phase 2 of registration on EventsAir so please encourage them to do this as soon as possible. This should be completed by Tuesday 6th November.
What should I bring?
Please come along to the course prepared to have a go at hands-on training – you may find a notebook and pen, smartphone, camera and laptop are useful for producing content and taking notes.
Part of the course will involve working with videos, so it may be helpful to have downloaded the following Apps before arriving:
- Apple – iMovie
- Android – Kinemaster
- Windows – Videoshop: Video Editor
How can I prepare for the course?
The course will build on previous Communications Champion training. You may wish to refresh your memory of this by watching the webinars here.