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Email

All volunteers in Preston are issued with a Scouting email address with the format firstname.lastname@prestonscouts.org.uk. This will be setup when your GSL requests it via the online form

You are required to use this email address for all Scouting communication. This helps us to meet our data protection obligations (GPDR) and also helps maintain a scout/life balance by keeping your personal life and Scouting separate. It also gives a good and professional impression to parents and external organisations and makes it easy to contact one another..

All email accounts are provided through an Enterprise-level license of Office365 which is extremely secure and includes a whole host of useful and powerful tools you can use to make Scouting easier. A few worth mentioning are:

  • ‘Sharepoint’ for securely storing and collaborating on documents ensuring important files do not get lost when roles change hands.
  • 1TB of personal storage on ‘OneDrive’.
  • ‘Teams’ for secure messaging and video conferencing.
  • ‘Power Automate’ for automating different processes.
  • ‘Forms’ for secure collection of data.
  • ‘Planner’ for project management.
  • Online versions of ‘Microsoft Office’ so everyone can access and open documents.

Help is available to get you up and running from our Media Team.