Do you need a new website for your District? We can help! We’re a team of experts based in an office in Chester, Cheshire. We know everything there is to know about designing and building websites, and work closely with The Scout Association on each project to make sure it’s on-brand.
Our team work with Scout Districts up and down the UK, spending our time creating and maintaining complex, functional, and beautifully designed websites for the Scouting community that you can look after easily going forward.
We work with any size of District, and are happy to incorporate any Groups that may also be in need of a website refresh too! We’re aware that every District differs from the next in some way, so if there’s something different you want to include, just let us know: social media feeds, event calendars, training information and dates, password protected photo galleries… the list goes on! We also develop websites for Groups and Counties & Regions, so have a lot of experience with user journey, user’s needs and how things need to be structured. We’re also pretty well-versed at developing in WordPress, an easy to use and future-proof content management system!
The new Cheshire Scouts website is currently in our design studio, however District websites will be following suit.
It’s key to make sure that you can edit your website easily once we’ve launched it, and that multiple members of the District team can get involved in this process where required. To ensure this can happen we’ll train everyone up on WordPress, and you’ll receive a guide you can refer back to if you get stuck. Of course, we’re always on hand if this happens too! We build everything bespoke and from a blank canvas, however our pages are developed in templates meaning you’ll be able to add and remove pages easily, as well as change any content, from text and images to news, events, downloads and letters. Also, if you need to keep certain areas secure, we can add password protection to these pages with just a few clicks!
As another bonus, we’ll also build everything responsively so that it works and looks great across tablet and mobile devices, and is completely thumb-friendly. This is essential in the today’s world where over 60% of users now browse the internet more on a mobile phone or tablet than a computer.
Why us? What makes us so great?
We’re fun to work with, and everyone we have worked with will tell you that! You’ll get to speak directly to our designers and developers throughout, as well as have a project manager making sure everything is completed on time for you and you understand everything we tell you. You’ll use our communication platform to make requests and feedback to us whilst the website is being built (which is easy to use), so everything is in one place and easily managed. Everything will be run past you before it’s developed too, and we won’t be going live until you’re 150% happy, and you love what we’ve produced for your District!
“At Wolverhampton East District we had a website which was difficult to update, costing us too much money to maintain and was not exactly user friendly. We decided that it was time to update it, even though we are a small District with 6 Groups it was thought that using Scout Websites was the way forward and it would also help us grow. We found the pricing a lot cheaper than what we were already paying and with the help and support of the team, we were able to make the transition so easily and pain free. Scout Websites contacted us on a regular basis to keep us updated with progress and also if there was any additional information required and how we wanted the site set up. It only seemed like a week or two and we were up and running, I was allowed to check on the content before hand and if any alterations were required it was done immediately. The transfer over was pain free and all sorted by the team. We now have a sparkling website fit for purpose and all the District leaders are pleased with it as its easier to use. Thanks Scout Websites!” – Darrell, Wolverhampton East District
What’s included, and how much does it cost?
We work on all sizes of projects, but we can imagine you’ll probably be after a website that you can maintain, that contains a series of pages of information about your District and promotes your recent news and upcoming events easily. Providing support and resources to Groups in the District can be made easy with PDF downloads and printable pages, along with integrating social media to get everyone involved. Let us know what you want, and we’ll make it. Our District websites start at just £499+VAT (one-off cost, paid in two halves), and we’ll let you know a final cost in advance of working together so there aren’t any extra conversations with the treasurer for you to deal with!
Hosting and your domain name fees are included as part of the cost, so you won’t need to pay for these either. Whatever your budget is, and even if you don’t have one, come and speak to us. We’ll be able to help you out and advice on cost and different approaches. Of course, if you want to meet our team then that’d be fantastic too!
Need help? Give us a call on 0800 084 3079 and ask for our Managing Director, Josh, who also runs a local Cub Pack on Wednesday evenings! Rather email? It’s email@example.com.
It’d be great to hear from you, and we’ll look forward to it. Visit our contact page, give us a call on 0800 084 3079 or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.