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The Transformation team

We have an amazing mission to transform Scouts with digital technology and make a difference to the half a million young people we support

Hello from the Transformation team

Digital is a state of mind that changes the way we think, work and act.

Our digital strategy supports our members, grows the movement and puts our people at the heart of what we do.

Our team is growing and we’re excited that you’d like to discover more about the team and what we do here at the Scouts. 

Transformation in Epping forest

Who's in the team?

Our staff team is headed up by our Chief Digital Officer, Lara Burns, who was named a top Chief Digital Officer for 2022, a finalist in the DL100 Digital Leader of the Year and named one of the Charity Times digital influencers of 2022. Lara’s amazing leadership helped Scouts keep going digitally during the pandemic. An expert in digital strategy, Lara also shared her advice on developing a strong strategy in a podcast with Charity Digital for their Digital Transformation Week. 

We work very closely with many of our lead volunteers who are experts in the digital arena, to help oversee and manage our programme.

Our Digital Vision

We support the delivery of our 2018-2023 Skills for Life strategy by helping Scouts become a digital first organisation, embedding our digital principles and transforming the Scouts’ experience with digital tools and services for our volunteers, staff and young people which are:

easy, enjoyable, empowering.

Our digital principles

On our Programmes of work: Digital transformation page, we set out our 8 digital principles which are built into the foundations of how we do things and define the road ahead.

Recent achievements

We're proud to have won two gold awards in the Corporate Engagement Awards 2021. Our partnership with Nominet won Best Charity, Non-Governmental Organisation or Not-for-Profit Programme, while our partnership with Zoom won Best Community Involvement during a Corporate Social Responsibility Programme.

Hear from some of the team

Watch the short videos below.

As somebody who's new to the organisation and the Scouts movement, I've been genuinely blown away at just how invested people are in making a difference here

James Foley, Associate Product Manager


Latest news

Keeping you up-to-date with the latest in digital, our team discuss some current topics in our latest blogs

Keep up to date with the latest >
Meet the Digital Programme Leadership

The Transformation team is supported by a team of volunteers who bring a wide range of personal and professional expertise to the project

Discover more about our lead volunteers >
Accessibility at Scouts

Creating a space that is usable for everyone

Learn more about accessibility >

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