What is your photography policy?

As a group, we would like to use photos or videos taken during our activities to promote scouting in Richmond District and to celebrate the endeavours and successes of group members. On the group website, we hope to have many opportunities to use photographs of section activities to enhance the content. It is Scout Association best practice to have permission from Beaver, Cub and Scout parents/guardians before we publish media taken of your son(s)/daughter(s) whilst undertaking scouting activities. We ask that you allow us to use media content featuring your child, though we do understand that for personal or child protection reasons you may not wish your child to appear in pictures we publish.

Media taken and controlled by the 1st St Margarets Scout Group will normally only be published on our own website or publications, although occasionally we may forward photographs to other scouting media outlets or to the local press. Where we publish media, we will take care to ensure that full names are not included in the related article or caption, so will use captions like ‘The Beavers visiting Richmond Fire Station’. We follow these guidelines for publication:

1st St Margarets Scout Group Photography Guidelines

  • We will never publish personal details with any photo image that is used (full name, address, email, etc.)
  • We will try to remove identifying metadata from graphics (location, comments, etc.)
  • The content of all pictures will be considered for good taste before publication
  • We will only use images to publicise scouting related events
  • If we inadvertently publish material without parental permission on our website, we will remove it as soon as possible after it is brought to our attention (please send this e-mail with details of the material to inform us)
  • We cannot control the legal right of third party photographers to take and publish pictures taken in a public place

Social Media

The group does not have any control over social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) that may be used by parents or youth members; individuals are responsible for the content of their own social media account. We therefore ask that you are mindful of any content that you or your child may post to this type of site and that any pictures that are set in a scouting context should not bring the Group or movement into disrepute or put young people at risk. We also ask that you respect the wishes of other parents if they want their child’s picture to be removed.

Giving your permission

Upon joining you will be asked to give or refuse permission via Online Scout Manager