I’d like to share your Scouting story on the Scoutmaster Podcast, here’s why and how;
Because your story will help other Scouters. We all share the same challenges and difficulties, the same accomplishments and victories.
- How did you work out a conflict, overcome an obstacle or resolve an argument?
- What program ideas worked beyond your expectations, which ones fell flat? Tell us why.
- As a Scouter what did you discover about Scouting, your Scouts, or yourself that proved to be especially meaningful?
- How do you do things? What methods or practices have been useful for you?
- Whether it happened yesterday, last year or ten years ago, a story is a story.
But my story is not unique, interesting or particularly inspiring.
Your story may not seem significant but every time you cross the threshold of a meeting room or campsite you are doing something inherently unique, interesting, and inspiring. The ordinary things we do are really extraordinary.
How do I do this?
Probably the easiest way is to use your smart phone as a recorder (see below for tips), so recording your story is, technically, very simple. Just tell your story. You can meander, digress, and repeat things because I will edit them for broadcast. If you ask I will share the edit before it’s published.
If you don’t have a smart phone you can record directly to your computer, or you can call (484) 734-0002 and record your story over any phone.
Youth members (anyone under the age of 18) may submit a recording, or be part of your recording, but I will need permission from a parent or guardian before their recordings are published. If you submit a recording with youth included please send along their names and a contact email for their parent or guardian.
When will my story be published?
I will edit and publish stories as time allows. I’ll be editing for content, and length, if you ask I will share the edit before it’s published. If I can’t use the story I’ll let you know.
How to Record on a Smart Phone.
Recording on a smart phone is easy. You may already have a recording app installed, if you don’t here’s a couple of free apps I can recommend –
Apple – Audio Recorder
Andriod – Audio Recorder
Here’s some tips for making a good recording –
Find the microphone
- Most microphones are located on the back of the phone, near the bottom of the handset.
- Make sure your hand isn’t covering the mic.
- Keep a distance between your mouth and the microphone for clear audio.
Tips for recording audio
- Switch to airplane mode before you press record.
- Record where there’s no background noise or wind if you are outside. If possible include about ten seconds of recording without speaking (this captures any background noise making it easy to filter out).
Getting Your Recordings to Me
- You can email shorter recordings directly from your phone. For longer recordings connect your smartphone to your computer via a USB cable to transfer the files.