Information for Adults

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 9th March at Avonmouth Community Centre, 257 Avonmouth Road, Avonmouth Village, Bristol BS11 9EN. Please arrive ready to start at 9.30am; the course will finish by 4pm.

The SSU course will also run on 9th March at the same venue. Young people from your Unit participating in the course should arrive from 9am and no later than 9.30am, and will be finished by 4pm.

How do I get to the course?

Both you and the young people in your Unit are responsible for getting to the course venue. You can find further instructions for getting to Avonmouth Community Centre here.

Can I stay at the venue before and/or after the course?

Unfortunately we were unable to secure a venue with accommodation, so any arrangements to stay nearby before or after the course are the Unit’s own responsibility.

Will food be provided?

Drinks and snacks will be provided throughout the day, but please bring a packed lunch.

What should I do now?

Please ensure that the Personal Emergency Contact you entered during your registration on EventsAir is available on 9th March, and let us know if your medical or dietary requirements have changed by emailing

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.