The Technology ASU is responsible for the District’s strategy to develop the use of digital media and technology in the Scout programme and increase the digital presence of Scouting on the internet.
The Technology ASU’s purpose is to transform the Scouting experience and engage young people and adults with new and innovative activities through existing and emerging technology. We also exist to help make Scouting easier for volunteers to undertake their roles e.g. Secure email, an online Scout Shop badge shop or provide support with systems such as Compass and Online Scout Manager.
Technology has the potential to transform Scouting and expose new and innovative ways for young people to experience adventure, explore the world in which they live and develop new Skills. A great example of this is Geocaching – a new activity where technology meets traditional Scouting methods.
The Active Support Unit is managed by the District Technology Active Support Manager who is responsible for delivery against the objectives and the routine running of the Unit.
For assistance with an activity with your Beaver/Cub/Scout/Explorer Section or Scout Group, please contact the Technology Active Support Manager Colin Chambers.
Future Digital Services
As the ASU membership grows, we aim to expand our range of services and invest in more technology to include things like Arduino/Raspberry Pi Kits and more support for Groups to deliver the technical aspects of the new Adventurous programme & Digital Manifesto. We’re a relatively small team and we are always looking for enthusiastic new members to build on this.
Interested in Joining?
There is no need to have been involved in Scouting or Guiding before, all that is required is a willingness to give some of your time to Scouting. In return you will make friends and be able to join with others doing whatever you decide. If you’re enthusiastic about technology and/or IT minded and you’d like to be involved in sharing your enthusiasm and knowledge, then please register your interest below: