The first component of the Footer, introduced in version 3.4.1 of the theme and disabled by default, is the Navbar. This gives you the option of having a navigation menu towards the bottom of the page rather than the top, or indeed topping and tailing it. If you have any long menus they might extend below the bottom of the footer and so be slightly fiddly or untidy, but the option is there for you. It has been enabled on this documentation site so you can see it for yourself. From version 3.4.2 the theme also has defined locations for WordPress Navigation Menus before and after the optional call to the Navbar and will automatically load any Menu you have assigned to these locations. Styling was added in 3.4.3. Please see the WP Navigation Menus page.
The basic design of the footer proper is largely unchanged from the Scouts 4 WordPress theme except that it now defaults to being in solid Grey, though this can be changed as it has been on this site, and the copyright statement has been adjusted. It is important that Groups that are registered charities use their full formal name on the site somewhere and so this is configurable along with an optional shorter form, neither of which need be the same as the blog name or the name in the header. For example the '1st Trumpton (Camberwick Green) Scout Group' may be more commonly known as the '1st Trumpton Scout Group' and the blog name may be '1st Trumpton' but the name in the header could be '1st TRUMPTON'. The charity number is also configurable and if there isn't one set the message isn't displayed (although many Scout Groups are registered as charities, in England and Wales it is now only a requirement for those Groups with an income of over £100,000 per annum or a permanent endowment).
Up until version 4.1.0 of the theme, most of the menu items were linked to fixed pages of the form
site/<pagename>. These site links were made global options in 4.1.0, again having
site/<pagename> as the default. If that convention is followed then the
site page could usefully be excluded from the Navbar. The actual layout of the menus is easy changed in
footer-options.php but it isn't under the control of Easy Theme Options.
The CEOP logo, linked to the CEOP site, has been copied from the Scouts 4 WordPress theme and other sites including that of The Scout Association. In the Scouting Challenge theme it is optional and has been turned off on this site.
An optional full width banner can also be display across the bottom of the page, in the same way as one can be displayed at the top of the page. The top and bottom banners are configured separately.