The future

Important announcements from the Scout Forum UK team.
Post Reply
User avatar
Founder & Administrator
Founder & Administrator
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 66
Joined: 19 Jul 2016, 14:41
Location: Teesside, UK
Scout County / Region / Area: Cleveland (England)

The future


Post by Keith » 24 Mar 2018, 17:14

I'm going to be honest here - forums like this really are old hat and are simply no where near as popular as they used to be.

When I started these forums back in 2003 there was no such thing as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and the likes. I can't remember my Myspace, Bebo and Friends Reunited login details.

In a nutshell - times have moved on, and we've unfortunately lost our active user base.

In 2018 most of us now use social media and Facebook groups like 1st Facebook Scout Group are now very popular - that's where everyone goes when they want to talk about Scouting and ask questions.

I've kept these forums going for many years, partly because i've always done this - it was one of the first and is the longest running website that I still do - so I have been reluctant and rather stubborn at the thought of calling it a day.

These days most of my time is spent managing social media, where I manage accounts which are liked, followed and whatever by over 450k people, mainly within the UK, and mainly within a 40 mile radius of where I live.

In Scouting I have taken on alot more responsibility and an additional role responsible for EVERY badge, necker, woggle, etc. within the group, I am responsible for fundraising for a very ambitious group family camp and it looks like I will be stepping up from an assistant section leader, to take over as section leader.

I am now going to look at what options I could take with this seemingly inactive forum - do I shut it down, do I transfer it to social media or do I carry on and hope we can grow and regain our active user base.

Perhaps you could help me, by getting involved with Scout Forum UK, joining our team, becoming an active user.

Keith "Hawkeye"
Founder and Administrator, Scout Forum UK
(Acting) Beaver Scout Section Leader (Woodbadge)
Group Executive Committee Member
Group Badge Secretary
Fundraising Co-ordinator - Group Family Camp 2018
1st Ingleby Barwick (St Francis) Scout Group


You must be a registered member and logged in to view the replies in this topic.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest