Scout Magazines is creating hyperlocal journalism.
13

patrons

$57
per month
Hey there! We're so happy you've made your way to our Patreon page.

Since 2009, Scout has been tackling the topics that matter most to you in Cambridge and Somerville, with profiles of the people, places, businesses and nonprofits that make this one of the most vibrant areas anywhere. And our small staff is always doing more, with everything from a weekly e-newsletter chock-full of Somerville and Cambridge news—The Scout Dispatch—to an online video series in collaboration with SCATV called SCOUTV.

We always have been and always will be committed to producing honest, community-oriented journalism with integrity and passion. We compensate our contributors; we don’t hire unpaid interns. We’re entirely funded by advertisers, almost all of whom are small business owners who live and work in this neighborhood. We’re dedicated to staying this way—and we want Scout to be available for free no matter what—but all of these things mean we operate on a very tight budget.

There are so many more stories we want to write, so many more journalists, artists and photographers we’d like to welcome to our team. We want to continue growing and telling the stories that matter to you. So in order to do so, we’re asking for your help. If our work is important to you—and if you have the means to show your support financially—you can support us through Patreon. Your monthly pledge will go a long, long way to making your Scout the best it can be.
Tiers
Honorary Scout
$5 or more per month 8 patrons
You’ll get a Scout koozie. Keep your hands dry and your drink cold while showing off to everyone you’re a proud Scout supporter.  
Super Scout
$10 or more per month 1 patron
You’ll get the koozie and a Scout Magazines “Local Media Hero” tote bag. Plus, bragging rights! You’ll also get a shoutout on our Scout Supporters page.
Scout Hero
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
You’ll get everything mentioned before, plus a Scout T-shirt. That’s three items to show off what a proud supporter you are of Scout's hyperlocal journalism. You’ll also get the shoutout on our Scout Supporters page.
Scout Legend
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
You’ll get a gift basket full of all the Scout “Local Media Hero” swag listed before, as well as a Scout mug! Plus, you’ll be an actual legend in our book - and get top-billing on our Scout Supporters page! 
Goals
$57 of $500 per month
At Scout Magazines $500 a month covers the basics. Reaching this goal will keep our supply closet stocked, our internet and phones connected and our lights on.

As an early contributor, you are part of the foundation of our support. We need patrons like you to support us so that we can build deep, strong roots.

We can’t spell Scout without “U” – become a supporter and help us reach our goal!
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Hey there! We're so happy you've made your way to our Patreon page.

Since 2009, Scout has been tackling the topics that matter most to you in Cambridge and Somerville, with profiles of the people, places, businesses and nonprofits that make this one of the most vibrant areas anywhere. And our small staff is always doing more, with everything from a weekly e-newsletter chock-full of Somerville and Cambridge news—The Scout Dispatch—to an online video series in collaboration with SCATV called SCOUTV.

We always have been and always will be committed to producing honest, community-oriented journalism with integrity and passion. We compensate our contributors; we don’t hire unpaid interns. We’re entirely funded by advertisers, almost all of whom are small business owners who live and work in this neighborhood. We’re dedicated to staying this way—and we want Scout to be available for free no matter what—but all of these things mean we operate on a very tight budget.

There are so many more stories we want to write, so many more journalists, artists and photographers we’d like to welcome to our team. We want to continue growing and telling the stories that matter to you. So in order to do so, we’re asking for your help. If our work is important to you—and if you have the means to show your support financially—you can support us through Patreon. Your monthly pledge will go a long, long way to making your Scout the best it can be.

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Tiers
Honorary Scout
$5 or more per month 8 patrons
You’ll get a Scout koozie. Keep your hands dry and your drink cold while showing off to everyone you’re a proud Scout supporter.  
Super Scout
$10 or more per month 1 patron
You’ll get the koozie and a Scout Magazines “Local Media Hero” tote bag. Plus, bragging rights! You’ll also get a shoutout on our Scout Supporters page.
Scout Hero
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
You’ll get everything mentioned before, plus a Scout T-shirt. That’s three items to show off what a proud supporter you are of Scout's hyperlocal journalism. You’ll also get the shoutout on our Scout Supporters page.
Scout Legend
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
You’ll get a gift basket full of all the Scout “Local Media Hero” swag listed before, as well as a Scout mug! Plus, you’ll be an actual legend in our book - and get top-billing on our Scout Supporters page!