In 2019, Scouts NSW began our roll out of Microsoft Office 365 to all Adult Members, giving us a secure and central way of communicating with and supporting our members to access Scouting from anywhere, on any device.
This roll out included the issuing of a Scouts NSW email address to all Adult Members, as well as free access to a suite of Office 365 online tools and applications, including Microsoft Teams, to support the day-to-day business and operations of Scouting.
These online tools play an increasingly important role in keeping us all connected, particularly given the recent developments surrounding COVID-19.
Even as we all practice social distancing, and with face-to-face activities suspended for the meantime, Scouts is still a place where young people can feel supported and connected to their community.
Microsoft Teams is valuable in helping you and your team keep the Scouting spirit going strong when your Group and Sections can’t meet face-to-face. To help, we’ve set up a Virtual Scout Hall (Microsoft Teams site) for each Scout Group, to enable you to continue meeting and conducting activities remotely, without feeling remote.
To ensure you’re best placed to make the most of this opportunity, we’ve prepared a deep dive into Microsoft Teams.
Click here to learn more.