Scouts Community Week

As a big PR push to show Scouts doing good deeds in their local communities, The Scout Association (no, not the Boy Scouts!) commissioned me to visit some of the projects happening around the UK, producing pictures for use in their internal and external comms, as well as to push out to the local and national press. 

First was Polegate, where Scouts were repainting the Long Man on the side of a hill.

The video crew, Tony and his colleague brought a neat quadcopter for their gopro, to get a unique view of the project!

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The weather held up, and we got some great broadcast coverage including CBBC's newsround, as well as ITV and BBC local. 

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It wouldn't be a proper shoot if my cameras didn't get grubby, this time with white paint...nice!

Then on Monday to a project where Scouts were building a sensory garden at a primary school. An amazing sunset gave me some brilliant orange light, which rather matched the very generous levels of branding(!) provided by B&Q... 

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Then a project a couple of days later on the Watercress Line, featuring steam trains and even a real Thomas The Tank Engine, at a picturesque station that made my life very easy! Green fingered TV presenter Charlie Dimmock, who was an absolute pro for the camera, came along to lend a hand... 

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Then my final shoot for the project was up in Manchester, where some Scouts had made hanging baskets for an old folks' home

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A busy week with a lot of travel, but some great pictures that I'm sure that The Scout Association will be using for a whole mix of different uses. 

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