What We Do

We are Scout Radio, the National Active Support Unit for all things broadcast radio in Scouting in the UK.
We are an established team of volunteers from across the country with a background or passion for broadcast radio.
We’ve got an aim to increase the amount of broadcast radio activities and content for young people and scouting across the UK.

We aim to do this by providing and supporting:

Event radio stations

Scout Radio can provide and support broadcast radio stations at a wide variety of events, from county camps across a weekend to week long events and jamborees.
We can provide presenter led programming, helping to entertain and inform the listeners at the event and those listening online.
We also run The Takeover, the opportunity for Young People to work in groups to present their very own live radio show.
Depending on the event the balance changes:
• For a weekend camp we run The Takeover all weekend as part of your activity sessions, with presenter led shows outside of this. We broadcast on a small PA outside the studio (and hook up to site PA systems) and broadcast online from our website and the TuneIn app.
• For larger events and jamborees we can provide a full FM service, generally under our ‘Jam FM’ brand, with presenter led programming from breakfast to midnight, with The Takeover for a few hours each day.

We can also work with existing event radio stations, offering advice and support. From legal/ licencing to equipment hire, we can help.

Broadcast radio in your weekly programme

Looking for something new as part of your weekly programme?
Scout Radio supports and encourages groups to try broadcast radio, and there are a number of ways you can get involved.
We have launched “Our Show”, a set of resources and support material for you to run a broadcast radio activity as an evening session in your programme.
The pack contains everything you need to plan and record a radio show by your group about your group. Then, simply send it to us, we edit it together, and broadcast on Scout Radio!

In addition, we support groups that want to do their own regular broadcasting, be that on Scout Radio or working with their local community radio station.
We can offer content, training and mentoring, to help you get the most out of your on air adventure.

News, interviews and content

Our website at www.scoutradio.org.uk aims to be one of the main sources of Scouting news and information in the UK.
We publish regular news articles with interviews and features about hot topics, upcoming and recent events, and more.
Our In Conversation With feature offers regular one to one interviews with the UK Commissioners and Matt Hyde – have a listen to the latest at
www.scoutradio.org.uk/questions.
We cover many events within Scouting, including the London Marathon, Gilwell Reunion, YouShaped and more.
If your county or area has anything new, exciting or big just get in touch.
Our events listing and What’s On guide is the place to go to find out what’s happening in Scouting across the UK.
If you have a large activity or event that is open to the wider scouting community then get your event listed now. From camps and competitions to
gang shows, we want to list them all.

Take a look and submit your own entry now at www.scoutradio.org.uk/whatson