Several months back when I posted the very first Leader Daze article it was about the power of Social Media. In that post I highlighted the YouTube video made by the 4th Golcar Scouting Group in England and how it energized a new group of flexible volunteers for them. Scouter Daniel Haigh, one of the creative team for the video recently wrote up how the idea was conceived and carried out for his own blog Daniel Haigh – A Personal Blog.
Below you will find the article (click Read more for the complete post). It is well worth the read and is inspiring to any that might wish to try making their own video. Have a look!
Till next time…
Be safe, be prepared, and keep Scouting!
Project: Together we can change lives!
Scouting is a charity, all the leaders are volunteers, volunteers who commit a huge amount of time to helping young people get the most of out life. 4th Golcar provides fun and adventure to over 200 young people each and every week, but a lack of adult support was a growing concern for both the leader team and the trustees.
The Leaders and the trustees were having to put more and more time into fundraising and running group events, for the events to go ahead with very little support or even very little attendance in some cases. The team were getting disillusioned, they could not provide all the exciting opportunities to the young people, without the support of one group of key stakeholders… the parents.
The idea was discussed one evening, why don’t we create a video showcasing what we do, and get the young people to explain the need for help and support.
Our brief was simple, we needed each family to volunteer with us for just one hour each year. If every family provided just one volunteer, for just one hour each year, that would give us a huge 200 extra volunteer hours every year!
How we did it:
So along comes Group Camp; I’ve arranged for one of our Assistant Explorer Scout Leaders to bring along his camera with external microphone so we can capture video and audio in high quality. I’ve also wrote a script for the young people to read out. Read more…