The Scouts are entrusted with the task of finding and recommending the best entries within H2G2, those Entries that are truly well written and informative.
The main job of the Scouts is to run the Peer Review page, where the Community - including the Scouts - can discuss the merits of entries that are put up for review. Each Scout gets a monthly quota of entries they can recommend from Peer Review to send to the Sub-editors for editing, so they're effectively reponsible for deciding what goes into the Approved part of the site.
How to Join the Scouts
Does this sound like the kind of scheme that you would be interested in joining? If you'd like to join this Volunteer scheme, you can apply by starting a new Conversation below. Please give us details of your h2g2 Researcher number and your h2g2 nickname in the title so that we can find your details quickly.
Don't forget that there are five Volunteer schemes in total - pick the one that's right for you!
The Sub-editors take the recommended Entries from the Scouts and turn them into beautiful, flowing prose, for inclusion in the Approved part of the site.
The Aces are the upstanding members of the H2G2 Community, greeting new Researchers, helping to keep everyone happy and generally being wonderful people.
The visually creative and marvellously talented Community Artists illustrate entries, design new smileys and generally bring beauty and glamour to H2G2.