1. What type of programme does the Scout Network offer?
The Scout Network programme is made up of projects and events across the three Programme Areas: Adventure, International and Community. These are underpinned by themes including Teamwork, Leadership and Life Skills.
The objectives for programme areas are:
Engage in adventurous and other activities that will enable you to:
- Develop skills and pursue your interests.
- Develop and use skills to make a difference in your local and Scouting communities.
Participate in life-changing international activities or experiences that will enable you to:
- Develop an understanding of global issues that highlight our interdependence as citizens of the world.
- Make a positive contribution to address global issues.
Take practical action in the service of others that will enable you to:
- Create positive social change that is of benefit to a wider community.
- Helps you develop in taking action.
- Build strong links and appreciation for difference between Scouts and between others in the Community.
2. Who can add Projects and Events to the website?
- Scout Network members (aged 18-25) in a District and/or the UK Scout Network
- District Scout Network Commissioners and UK Scout Network Commissioners
- Assistant County Commissioner Scout Network (ACCSN), Assistant Area Commissioner Scout Network (AACSN) and Assistant Regional Commissioner Scout Network (ARCSN)
- Country Scout Network Commissioners for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
You will need to log into the website to have this functionality and you can add them from your ‘Profile’ area with the buttons ‘Propose event’ and ‘Propose project’
3. Are there a minimum number of projects I’m expected to complete per year?
No, we want you to interact with Scout Network in a flexible way. It is entirely your choice what you get involved with and when.
4. If I hear about a project another District are running, am I able to take part in it without joining their Network?
Yes, you can request to join any project or event that is available to you. Just click ‘request to join project’. The Project owner will need to accept your request to join.
5. Who can approve projects and events?
Projects and events that are associated to a District will need to be approved by the District Scout Network Commissioner.
Projects and events that are associated to a County or Country will need to be approved by the County or Country Commissioner.
Commissioners can only approve projects and events at the level at which they operate. An ACC Scout Network cannot approve projects or events in a District, even if that District is within that County.
APPROVE PROJECT OR EVENT - where a District Scout Network Commissioner and Assistant County/Area/Regional Commissioner are in place
For the approver:
When a member has created a project or event and submitted it for approval you will receive a notification with the button to ‘Manage Project’ or ‘Manage Event’
1. Can I do a bulk approval of projects and events?
Yes, select the tick box next to ‘Submitted’ in the purple bar. This will select all. Alternatively you can manually select all you want to approve.
Under operations select Live and then press ‘Execute’.
2. What’s the difference between Close and Cancel?
Closing a project should be done when the project has been completed. Cancelling a project means it has not been completed but has ceased to continue.
3. As an Approver what do the options allow me to do in Project Admin?
You can ‘Edit’ the project which allows you to make changes.
You can ‘Close’ the project – this means the project has come to an end. Badges can now be awarded.
You can ‘Cancel’ a project – this means it won’t be made live and is unsuitable or no longer required.
APPROVE PROJECT OR EVENT - where NO District Scout Network Commissioner is in place
1. How can my project or event get approved and take place if we don’t have a District Scout Network Commissioner?
Projects and events can still be proposed and submitted where no Commissioner is in post but these can only be added to the District you are a member of and for the District members only.
A seconding process will kick in which means that for the project or event to become ‘Live’ it will require another member from the District to second your project by joining it. Seconding through joining the project infers that this members is supportive of the project and event.
PROPOSE PROJECTS OR EVENTS
The essentials page is the basic required information for a project to be submitted for approval or seconding.
You can only propose a project or event in a District for which you have joined and are a member.
You can only associate events to projects for which you are the project owner.
You can only assign badges to projects or events that are in the website. Type the name of the badge you want to select. There is no limitation on the number of badges assigned to each project or event.
1. What are the different types of Scout Network project or event?
Scouting event – open to others outside of Scout Network but within scouting i.e. Gilwell Reunion
Public event – organised by and external body outside of the movement i.e. Wateraid @ Glastonbury Festival
Network only – for Scout Network members only, organised internally i.e. Scouts of the World Award discovery weekend
2. What are tags?
Entering tags, which are search words, will help members find your project or event when they use the search function.
PARTICIPATING IN PROJECTS AND EVENTS
1. What’s the difference between Join and Follow?
Joining a project or event means that you are actively going to take part in that project or event. Follow means you are interested in that project or event but are not quite ready to fully commit.
You will receive information about posts and activity from those projects or event in your newsfeed.
2. I can add posts but can I upload a word or PDF document to projects and events?
No. The file types that can be uploaded to projects and events are png gif jpg jpeg. These are added under the Photo tab. Images have to be uploaded individually at the current time.
3. Why is capacity 1/XX when it has only just been approved?
The capacity field is the total number of people that can attend the project or event. You as the Project Owner/Creator count as one person for the capacity as it is assumed you will be attending.
4. Someone from another District that I don’t know has requested to join my project. Is there a way I can contact them to discuss this before accepting them to the project?
At the current time there is no ability in the website to contact members directly. The best way is to speak to the DSNC for the Network the member is from if you have any concerns. These details can be found on the Network page that member is part of.
5. What happens if I report a post as it’s not appropriate?
The District Scout Network Commissioner will receive a notification that the post has been reported. They are able to un-publish this post.
6. I want run an event or project for my County but I can only open them up to my district or to the entire UK Scout Network. How do I do this?
If you want to upload a project or event that is open to your County only you will need to open this up to the entire Network. You will then need to restrict those attending to just your county, through the process of accepting or denying them when members request to join.
We recommend that you state this clearly in the title or detail of the event or project. This is a function that we are aware of and looking to be an enhancement in the future.