Welcome back to 4th Runcorn Scout Group in 2017! We look forward to welcoming back all of the young people to the group and anticipate an action packed year. This is important for all parents to read and take note of, please also take time to read our restricted access rules, which can be viewed by going to the “Group” tab along the top of this page and going down to the “Restricted Access” option, this will redirect you to the relevant page.
In the past few months we have launched our brand new website, which includes some very useful software that can help benefit communication with our parents, we are always trying to improve the ways which we communicate with our parents and we understand that the current emailing system does occasionally have a few blips, therefore we are proposing the following changes:
- Emails from Section specific accounts
- Continuous updates to our website
- Newsletter to be introduced
- Letters in addition to emails
- Group contacts sheets ( recently installed on the notice board)
- Section activity and meeting notice board
With the website it is also important for parents to keep checking the site for new updates regarding section meetings, fundraising events and camps/ weekends away. Each section of the scout group has its own section on the website, there is general information in the main page. However important information will be posted in the relevant sections “parents” page. This page is password protected for safety and security, each sections password is different and will change every few months to ensure we remain secure. When important information such as camp dates, permission to camp forms or health forms are uploaded, the section leaders will issue the current password to parents.
Each section has also been using an email : email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com for the past few months, you may occasionally receive emails from the Group Scout Leader : firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. For the scout section it will more than likely be common to receive an email from Barry’s email, do not worry we will read replies as long as they are sent to the correct section i.e. Beaver parents emailing the beaver account.
Two sections also have phone numbers to contact the leaders, the Scout section does not currently have this facility, and for the foreseeable future this will remain this way.
The Group has also decided to start producing a newsletter, this will be sent to parents via email, letter and made available on our website every new issue.
As a group we welcome any new suggestions on ways to improve communication. If you have suggestions, please fill in the suggestions form, this can be found under “The Group, Suggestions”