Media Team


The Durham Scout Media Team are responsible for supporting communications within the county and for raising the profile of scouting locally – including in local districts.

Membership is ideal for those who already possess skills or experience – or who want to get involved with: web design and management, social media, photography and videography, video editing, writing press releases and other copy writing (e.f. the county newsletter) etc. You’ll occasionally be asked to work to some tight deadlines, but the end result is well worth it

What does the Media Team Do?

Cz3e2JvXUAA4ogIThe Media Team are responsible for supporting the county by:

  • Developing and maintaining the County website
  • Developing appropriate media content including press releases, photography, video, web pages and posts, including attending county events
  • Promoting appropriate content via multiple media channels including:
    • Local media outlets (TV, radio, print and on-line journalism)
    • E-mail (via MailChimp)
    • Social media channels, via integrated platforms (e.g. Hootsuite)
  • Working with the HQ media team, as required

What is a Scout Active Support Unit?

Scout Active Support allows people to give their time to Scouting on a flexible basis. People can still be involved in Scouting without the full-time commitment of being a leader. Find out more on the Scout Active Support website.

How does the team work?

The team is made up of like minded people who gave a specific interest in outdoor and adventurous activities. Here is how it works:

  • We'll sort out all your paperwork (including adding your new role to Compass and a DBS check if you're not already a member), so you're ready to roll.
  • You'll be kept up to date with all the latest news about
    • Upcoming events and activities where media team support is needed,
    • Routine jobs that need doing on a regular basis
    • Specific tasks where we need help
  • When we're in the process of organising media tasks and support, we'll ask you if you want to volunteer to help
  • You may decide to take on a specific role - such as taking overall responsibility for the media coverage associated with an event, or taking on a regular role such as helping write the county newsletter or managing a media channel



Apply here to join the Media Team

Use our online application form to apply for membership of the county media team

Once you've joined, keep an eye out for our emails about the next event.

Contact Us

If you've got any questions, please get in touch with Jamie Ion, Media Team Manager at