About the Comms Team

The Section W-1S Communications Team is responsible for several key aspects of communication and messaging for the section. The team was originally formed in 2016 as the section social media team. In 2017, the team was expanded and renamed the communications team. The team, lead by the section secretary, is a youth-led team supported by adult advisers. Unlike other section committees, the Comms Team operates year round.

The Section W-1S Communications Team is responsible for the section website, social media channels, texting service, newsletter, brand design, brand assets, brand guidelines, written content, analysis of engagement, mobile app, and the collection and archival of photos and videos.


The mission of the Section W-1S Communications Team is to connect, share, and inspire the Arrowmen of Section W-1S and support the communications needs of the section and the lodges it serves.

What We Do

Social Media
The team operates the various social media accounts for the section including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube.

The team manages and updates the official section website, sectionw1s.org and the online trading post, tradingpost.sectionw1s.org

Mobile App
The section mobile app, currently under redesign, is also operated, created and updated by the team.

Texting Service
The comms team operates the section texting service, where you can sign up to receive important updates, announcements, and reminders of things happening around the section.
Text @w-1s to 81010 to sign up.

The Section Scoop
The team produces and distributes a monthly eNewsletter called the Section Scoop.

Conclave Promotions & Communications Support
The comms team provides support for conclave promotions and communications leading up to and during the annual conclave.  

Communications Support
In addition to the actual product that you can see the team produce (i.e. social media post, website article, etc.) the team also provides a variety of communications support for the section. Support includes managing the section email service, promoting the section brand, and providing training and resources for Arrowmen.

Team Leadership

Ryo Takei | Youth Lead

Matthew Shumway | Lead Adviser

Joe Grant | Website Adviser

Jeff Knierim | App Adviser

Joining the Comms Team

The team is constantly changing and expanding to meet the needs of the section. We have a variety of staff openings. Current openings include social media lead, website lead, mobile app lead, content creator, website team member, social media team member, social media editor/monitor, and photographers. Please click here for descriptions for each of these positions.  We will adjust your role to work with your experience level, goals and interests. 

The team frequently has roles available for youth and adult Arrowmen across the section who are interested in contributing to section communications, either with their current skills or to learn new ones.

Please fill out the following form to indicate your interest in joining the team. Please indicate what skills and qualifications you possess.

Contact the Comms Team

Contact the comms team for questions, comments, or issues regarding the website, social media, mobile app, or texting service.

Section W-1S